[Item #5107] Original Concert Poster: Leaves, Grass Roots, Grateful Dead ("Hayfever," May 27-28, 1966). Grass Roots, Grateful Dead, Leaves, Wes Wilson.
Original Concert Poster: Leaves, Grass Roots, Grateful Dead ("Hayfever," May 27-28, 1966)

Original Concert Poster: Leaves, Grass Roots, Grateful Dead ("Hayfever," May 27-28, 1966)

San Francisco, CA: Family Dog Productions, 1966. First Edition, Second Printing. Single Sheet. A poster (appx. 14&1/8" x 20&3/8") announcing a concert entitled "Hayfever" with performances headlined by the Leaves, along with the Grass Roots & the Grateful Dead during May 27-28, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. The acclaimed American artist Wes Wilson (1937-2020) created the artwork & graphics reproduced here, & "Wes Wilson 661-5362" in facsimile hand-lettering/numbering is found just below the last three letters of the word "BALLROOM" at lower right area (see image). According to the Talmudic scholarship we have studied regarding this poster (which is similar in its depth to that of our underground comix from this period), this copy is a second printing, with "(c) Family Dog Productions, 1725 Washington Street, San Francisco" & "No. 10-2" fine-printed below larger-font ticket information at lower margin, & absence of printers' union No. 72 logo which is present on first printing. King, FD-10-RP-2, pg. 50. King also notes in this entry that "This poster is notable because it announces the first concert by the Grateful Dead at the Avalon Ballroom..." Another exemplary relic of the early hippie era that would fully blossom a year later during the "Summer of Love," in its penultimately rarest contemporary form. From the collection of Dion Wright (b. 1937), a most esteemed & prolific artiste & sculptor who was at the center of the scene that produced this & many other iconic posters that define & symbolize a legendary time & place. (see Wright's memoir, Tempus Fugitive, Item No. 5008) In our seasoned estimation, this poster is in relatively very fine condition with very light rubbing, staining & a few short, faint creases substantially only at mostly blank white margins, edges outside of letters & images (which are virtually mint); a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners. This item is too delicate to be rolled & must be shipped flat to assure no damage, therefore extra shipping costs will be required. Very Fine. [Item #5107]

Price: $100.00