Original Artwork, Artist's Proofs, and Related Stuff

Last updated 7/3/2012

Grateful Dead, 2/14/68, Carousel Ballroom, "Be Mine" press sheet overprint; basically this is the silver/blue color of the "Be Mine" poster overprinted over a press sheet of the BG107-108 posters (which were held within a couple of days of the "Be Mine" show and presumably were printed at the same time). It is SIGNED by KELLEY and MOUSE in large thick gold sharpie too! Click here for illustration. These overprint press sheets, used when the press was starting upto avoid wasting clean paper, are not uncommon, and their value depends on the images used and the overall eye appeal of the item. There really is no set value for them. So pricing this one is a challenge. With the signatures, and theCarsousel Ballroom image, I'm going to put this one out at $300.

Grateful Dead, 1976, proof sheet for their 1986 Christmas card, featuring Rick Griffin's "Dutch Masters" painting, a take off on the famous painting only with 6 skeletons representing the band members with their old Dutch hats and carrying electric guidars, with a Dead "steal your face" logo on the tablecloth. Uncut sheet of 12 of the cards, with printers' registration marks, and Christmas greeting from the band on the reverse. Apparently sent to the Dead Heads mailing list that year. Nice NM/NM- sheet, $75.

Neil Young, Jerry Garcia & Friends (Grateful Dead), Doobie Brothers, Jefferson Starship, The Miracles, Tower of Power, Santana, Joan Baez, Mimi Farina, Graham Central Station, others, 3/12/1975, Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA; SF SNACK benefit to raise money for school programs; design with Randy Tuten with center collage image featuring Golden Gate Bridge, for image, see The Art of Rock, pl. 4.49, This is a SET OF SEVEN PROGRESSIVE PROOFS: one full color sheet of 1 poster and 10 cards, and six other various color combinations beginning with single color black, pink, and brown sheets and adding colors in other combinations. Each sheet is hand signed by artist Randy Tuten. Very nice set of progressives, NM-, clean but with a bit of minor storage age, $595.

Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Boz Scaggs, Country Joe McDonald, 5/28/1982, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California; benefit for Vietnam Veterans project; image by Randy Tuten with purple background, pink lettering, top image of a globe with the country of Vietnam on it and a red rose over the top; beautiful design, one of Tuten's nicer 80s vintage posters. This is a SET OF FOUR PROGRESSIVE PROOFS: one full color 18 x 24 uncut sheet of two posters, and three sheets of partial printings, one black and white and the other two with various color layers added. Nice little set; NM- clean but with a bit of minor storage age. $350.

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