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    Beatles 1966 Candlestick Park Final Show Poster Created by Wes Wilson (AOR-1.115). An original, first-printing concert-advertising cardboard window card for The Beatles' last-ever show, August 29, 1966 in San Francisco, CA, created by poster artist Wes Wilson, the dean of San Francisco psychedelic concert poster design, who we sadly just lost earlier this year.

    Poster measures 17 1/8 x 24 1/8" and grades to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    More Information: This is the one... the Beatles concert poster that everybody wants. We could never get enough of them, but of course they're scarce because this first printing was done before the show for the purpose of selling tickets, so there are very few around and everyone who has one wants to keep it.

    Condition details: All of the imagery is strong and true; the wear & tear is found mostly in the surrounding black border areas, as usual with this poster. There are several noticeable creases in all four surrounding black margins, sometimes creeping into the edge of the artwork. Two tears are also present... a 1 ½" tear on the right edge next to the second "U" in "August," and a smaller 3/8" tear to the left of "N" in "Candlestick." There are also lots of small edge dings and surface creases throughout, and roughly eight of so surface creases in the central image area, including on George's face and Paul's chin. It's important to note that most of these creases are due to normal handling over the years, and fully visible only when the poster is held at an angle to the light. All of these condition flaws are given for purposes of full disclosure, but the overall presentation of this poster is robust and full of its original integrity, as you can see from our pictures.

    Literature: See Grushkin, Paul, The Art of Rock Posters from Presley to Punk, Abbeville Press, New York, 1987, p.64 (illus.).


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