GRATEFUL DEAD Original First Printing Skeleton and Roses Avalon Ballroom Concert Poster Handbill CGC 9.8. Avalon Ballroom, September 16&17, 1966. Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley. Own a piece of rock history with this Mint condition Original First Printing of the iconic Mouse and Kelley Skeleton and Roses Poster. Submitted to CGC Comics for Verification and Encapsulation this is Highest Graded Print On Record!
Skeleton and Roses Poster History Fun Fact. In 1966 Kelley and Mouse were in the San Francisco public library looking for inspiration for a poster they were doing for the Grateful Dead. They stumbled upon an illustration in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, a twelfth-century Arabian work of poetry. Kelley said, Is that the Grateful Dead or is that the Grateful Dead!
Mouse responded, thats got Grateful Dead written all over it! And so that was how the Skeleton and Roses image became cemented into rock and roll history like very few images before it. It because a symbol of a generation and began the Mouse and Kelley graphic legacy. Fun Fact Courtesy mousestudios dot com. The item "GRATEFUL DEAD Skeleton and Roses Original Poster Handbill CGC 9.8 FD-26-OHB-A" is in sale since Wednesday, January 06, 2016.This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Posters". The seller is "cozmicshop" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.