Grateful Dead SKELETON & ROSES FD-26 Avalon Ballroom Poster Sept. FD 26 - Grateful Dead SKELETON & ROSES Original Mouse Kelley Avalon Poster - Condition - Excellent.Offered here is one of the most highly sought-after original second printing posters in the world of psychedelic art collecting. It is the 26th and most famous image in the Family Dog series, and is known as Skeleton & Roses. It features the Grateful Dead and Oxford Circle (precursor to Blue Cheer) playing the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco on Sept. The British book illustrator E. Sullivan came up with the image of the skeleton, which artists Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley colored and added lettering to for this poster.
It was also used for a Grateful Dead album cover in 1971. Most copies of this poster were displayed on walls, telephone polls & store windows around the time of the concerts and thereafter. As a result, most copies have some issues such as pin holes in the corners. Here is your chance to own a printing of what is perhaps one of the most iconic psychedelic poster images from the 1960s. The second print poster was printed on vellum and measures approximately 14 x 20.
The notation 26(2) appears in the lower left corner, as well as the Bindweed credit. The item "Grateful Dead SKELETON & ROSES FD-26 Avalon Ballroom Poster Sept. 16-17, 1966" is in sale since Monday, July 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Posters". The seller is "3keyexcellence" and is located in San Francisco, California.This item can be shipped to United States.