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Original 1st printing 24 x 36&3/4" concert/event poster for "An Aquarian Exposition- 3 Days of Peace & Music", (more commonly known as "the Woodstock Music & Art Fair", or simply, "Woodstock"), held at Max Yasgur's farm in White Lake, NY from 8/17-17/1969 (*festival actually formally closed on the morning of August 19th).
Bands/acts listed include: Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Tim Hardin, Incredible String Band, Richie Havens, Ravi Shankar, Sweetwater, Bert Sommer, Sly & the Family Stone, Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater (Revival), Grateful Dead, Keef Hartley, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Mountain, Quill, Santana, The Who, the Band, Jeff Beck Group (*canceled), Blood, Sweat & Tears, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Iron Butterfly (*canceled), Ten Years After and Johnny Winter. There were several lineup changes/additions not reflected on the poster, including the addition of Country Joe & the Fish, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Melanie, John Sebastian and Sri Swami Satchidananda.
Art by Arnold Skolnick, image is featured in the Art of Rock on page 257 (plate 3.1).
Medium-thick glossy-coated index stock poster is in good (B) condition; there is a small area of fading/discoloration along the upper left margin, along with a 1&1/2" vertical tear in the bottom center margin, a series of thin vertical stress bends and tiny pin-prick age spots scattered throughout the image area, a bit of minor edge wear (tiny creases/nip tears/dings) along the left/right margins, a couple of hairline-thin horizontal bends hiding within the image area and a bit of fading along the bottom margin, otherwise OK... still a very presentable example despite the conditional issues.
As there are often questions regarding the authenticity of these posters (there are a couple of different reprints), I will be happy to provide a COA.