The Follow Your Bliss Mega Sale (Auction #119)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/25/2020

This poster is signed by the artist Micael Priest!


BEHOLD! Appearing for the first time in our auction, is this original John Prine & Steve Goodman poster, produced for their concert on May 26th, 1973 at the historic Armadillo World Headquarters! The late great John Prine is widely regarded as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation. His album "Sweet Revenge" could be one of the greatest records ever produced. For decades, he's inspired and been celebrated by countless artists like Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Neil Young and Roger Waters. He performed with The Cowboy Junkies live and in the studio, as well as with dozens of other talented modern bands. 


The legendary Steve Goodman is also featured on this poster - opening for Prine! Steve Goodman had a small but dedicated group of fans for his albums and concerts during his all but too short lifetime. He died of leukemia at the young age of 36. He was held in high regard by many songwriters, and was considered a musician's musician. This must have been an amazing concert in Austin that night in 1973! Prine AND Goodman! Posters from the Armadillo in Texas are red hot, and we see this as just the early days in a long trend. This original poster has just emerged from a recently unearthed and long held collection of Texas posters. 


The Armadillo World Headquarters opened in Austin just after the closing of the Vulcan Gas Company. It went on to become the premiere venue in that musically rich city from 1970-1980. This legendary club offered an incredibly eclectic range of performers in its 10 year tenure. The posters from these shows represent one of the greatest collections of poster art available anywhere.


Interest in Armadillo material is currently at an all time high. This can be attributed to several reasons including scarcity, historical significance as ground zero in the Texas psychedelic scene and the recently published book on the venue, "Armadillo World Headquarters - A Memoir" by Eddie Wilson with Jesse Sublett, and forward by Dave Marsh. Read our blog dated 2/12/18 to learn more!  


This lot represents what many collectors call a "Wonder Poster". A Wonder Poster is a poster that when it surfaces, appears like a miracle. We have sold thousands of lots totaling many millions of dollars, in over 100 auctions. The facts speak for themselves in regard to the rarity and historical importance of this amazing collectible. What is hard to determine is value, because to many, it would be considered priceless. The collectibles market will be watching to see what value collectors attach to this Wonder poster at this specific moment in time.


Poster – John Prine, Steve Goodman, Armadillo

Grade – PAE Near Mint 89

Bands/Bill – John Prine, Steve Goodman, Man Mountain and the Green Slime Boys

Venue – Armadillo World Headquarters

City – Austin, Texas

Date – 5/26/73

Dimensions – 17 1/2" x 22"

Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – Armadillo World Headquarters

Artist – Micael Priest

Condition Details – Super clean with no tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. Tiny edge stain, some handling. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm eastern.


*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1973–John Prine-Steve Goodman-Armadillo World Headquarters Concert Poster-SIGNED Micael Priest! WONDER POSTER! PAE Graded Near Mint “89”1973–John Prine-Steve Goodman-Armadillo World Headquarters Concert Poster-SIGNED Micael Priest! WONDER POSTER! PAE Graded Near Mint “89”
1973–John Prine-Steve Goodman-Armadillo World Headquarters Concert Poster-SIGNED Micael Priest! WONDER POSTER! PAE Graded Near Mint “89”
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $660
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
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