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    Duke Ellington 1959 German Concert Poster Designed by Gunther Kieser. An original large paper concert poster for Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in Kiel, West Germany on Wednesday, October 7, 1959. The poster features early abstract art by renowned German poster artist Gunther Kieser, who would design the famous Jimi Hendrix "wire hair" concert poster 10 years later.

    This poster is colored in deep blues, and depicts 14 abstract shapes and then Duke's face in place of the 15th. Under the white "D" in "Duke," the small print says, "michel & kieser novum." That's enough for us to know that the famous Mr. Kieser was involved in this poster's design.

    Measures 23 ½" x 33" and grades to Very Good Minus for significant damage to all four corners, including tape lifts, tape residue and missing paper. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    April, 2020
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
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