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This poster is signed in pencil by the artist Randy Tuten!


We have only offered this issue once before in our auction, and it was not SIGNED! The Grateful Dead in 1973 were on the cusp on a transition in their sound and songwriting. Pigpen was no longer in the mix and the keyboard style of Keith Godchaux created new textures in the Band. This poster designed by Randy Tuten advertised two nights in Providence during the month of September, however the first night (9/14) was cancelled at the last minute.


The show on the 15th rocked hard, and the soundboard recording has circulated between fans for decades as a deadhead favorite. This concert was one month prior to the release of their album "Wake of The Flood", which featured many of the newer tunes in the set including the full Weather Report Suite. Great, beautiful, eye-appealing art by Randy Tuten! Obviously, he "borrowed" the skeleton & roses likeness from prior imagery. 


Poster – Grateful Dead, Providence Civic Center 1973

Grade – PAE Near Mint 89

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead

Venue – Providence Civic Center

City – Providence, Rhode Island

Date – 9/14-15/73

Dimensions – 14 1/8 x 21"

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

Artist – Randy Tuten

Series/Promoter – Bill Graham

Paper Type – Index

Condition Details - Super clean with no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes. 100% Original with no restoration. 1/2" crease on edge near top, 1" crease right side near top. 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 6:00pm eastern.

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

1973–Providence Civic Center-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-SIGNED Tuten! PAE Graded Near Mint 89
1973–Providence Civic Center-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-SIGNED Tuten! PAE Graded Near Mint "89"
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