BG-144 Grateful Dead, Quicksilver 1968 Fillmore West Conce...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionBG-144 Grateful Dead, Quicksilver 1968 Fillmore West Concert Poster Signed by Lee Conklin. First-printing San Francisco concert poster for Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Grateful Dead and Linn County at the Fillmore West on November 7-10, 1968. Known as BG-144 in the Bill Graham numbered series, this poster was signed by the poster's creator, Lee Conklin, down in the bottom center of the silver artwork.
The amount of imagination and detail that Conklin put into the warrior's face is admirable, on a par with his famous "lion's head" poster two months earlier (BG-134). Certainly unimagined at the time, it's very fortuitous that there's a perfect open spot in the silver artwork that Lee could start autographing decades later.
Measures 14" x 21 1/4" and grades to Near Mint Minus condition. The four corners are ever-so-slightly soft, tiny-creased or white-tipped, and there's a ding-scrunch on the poster's top edge, ½" wide, approximately above the "U" in "Quicksilver." COA from Heritage Auctions.
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