August Mega Sale (Auction #104)
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Psychedelic Art Exchange is pleased to offer just the second specimen of this legendary poster in our auction. It is also, by far, the finest quality specimen we have ever offered, seen, or heard about.

 

This ULTRA LARGE, beautiful Silk-Screened poster is one of the most popular and sought after posters ever created for the iconic band. It's always in high demand by top collectors and is very valuable due to it's awe inspiring eye appeal and unparalleled craftsmanship. No expense was spared when creating this piece of art ... the graphics and print job is top quality and all of the surviving posters that have surfaced over the years have been mounted, leading us to believe that they were created this way for maximum artistic impact when displayed!

 

When one considers the connection Andy Warhol had to the Electric Circus in New York, the "Warholian" looking image explodes with deeper meaning (Warhol & The Velvet Underground performed at the venue in its heyday).

 

This poster is for a concert that never happened, and we believe it was created with the goal of being the Ultimate and Definitive Doors Poster and was not an actual concert advertisement. Based on it's value, desirability, and incredible eye appeal, the artist achieved their objective!

 

This iconic artwork is featured in The Art Of Rock as plate #3.161, although it is too large to encapsulate by CGC for certification.

 

Seven years ago, in December 2012, a lower condition example which was trimmed and contained surface stains realized $3586 in our auction.

 

Our archives also show higher prices for better specimens. A specimen described as "excellent condition with a few minor flaws"  sold for $8373 on 11/12/15 and another specimen described as  "excellent condition with waviness in the paper due to humidity/moisture" realized $13,751 on 9/7/17.

 

When you recognize the fact that it could easily be another 7 years before another specimen comes along...and much longer for a poster of this superb quality, this becomes a collecting opportunity that should be carefully considered.

 

Estimate- $4,000- $8,000+

 

Poster – The Doors, Electric Circus

Grade – Dry Mounted, Apparent Mint 93

City – New York, NY

Date -  8/8/69

Dimensions - 16 28/32" x 39 28/32"

Printing - Original Printing (Circa 1982)

AOR # -  3.161

Condition Details – This poster was dry mounted on foamboard at creation to provide maximum eye appeal when displayed, as is every specimen that has surfaced over the years. Colors are clean and bright, clean mounting. Super clean with no pinholes. 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. *****

 

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

The Electric Circus-The Doors Poster-RARE & HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER! PAE Grade ARTIST MOUNTED Apparent Mint 93The Electric Circus-The Doors Poster-RARE & HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER! PAE Grade ARTIST MOUNTED Apparent Mint 93
The Electric Circus-The Doors Poster-RARE & HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER! PAE Grade ARTIST MOUNTED Apparent Mint "93"
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,400
Number Bids: 28
Auction closed on Thursday, August 22, 2019.
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