This is easily one of the toughest posters to find in the Bill Graham series. A SWELL DANCE THE GRATEFUL DEAD NASSAU COLISIUM UNIONDALE N. MARCH 15 Sandwiched between the Deads successful tour of Europe in early 1972.
Release of the flood came next in 1973. This show filled the 18,000 seat Nassau Coliseum.
Missing from the lineup is Ron "Pigpen" Mckernan. The original keyboardist and founding member.
This particular printing is becoming more scarce and more desirable. This is due largely to the fact that the poster is quite large and is printed on very thin stock.
A large quantity were significantly damaged in the 1985 fire at the Bill Graham archive. The artwork and design of the poster was created by American grafic artist, illustrator, and painter David Byrd. He's created many that are well known such as the poster for the 1969 legendary Woodstock festival. In the period 1968 to 1973, he and Fantasy Unlimited created posters for Jimi Hendrix, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shankar, Traffic, and Bill Graham favorite the Grateful Dead.The difference in colors are Thaylo aqua blue and Thaylo green. Original printing is 25" x 38" The second printing is on a smooth opaque cover stock. Second printings are on 500 copy run and they measured 20 3/8" × 30 7/8" This poster was likely hung on a tour bus or band room. It's cropped, matted, stained , faded with obvious signs of use. But overall has that cool, Original, one of a kind vintage feel thats very much loved and desired.
Rumor had it that the man depicted on the front resembles the former president of the United States George Bush. The item "BG 288 Original THE GRATEFUL DEAD poster by DAVID BYRD Nassau Colisium 1973" is in sale since Friday, April 08, 2016. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Posters".
The seller is "classycathyscloset" and is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.