Woodstock White Lake NY Arnold Skolnick LARGE Version AOR 3.1 Festival Poster
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Original 1st printing 24 x 36&7/8" concert/event poster for the "An Aquarian Exposition- 3 Days of Peace & Music", more commonly known as "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-thin flat stock (kind of a semi-gloss, but without any reflection) poster is in near mint to excellent (A-/B+ to B+) condition; just a tiny smudge in the lower tail feather of the dove, a few light soft handling dings scattered here and there, a VERY soft bend in the guitar's headstock, a tiny stress crease or two lurking within the image area and a couple of tiny corner-tip creases (none larger than 1/4"), otherwise it is just about the cleanest example I have come across in a long time.... really, REALLY nice.
As there is often question regarding the authenticity of these posters, I have included additional photos highlighting a couple of the print hickeys that have been used as indicators to determine originality. If there are any questions or concerns regarding the authenticity of this poster, I will be happy to provide a COA. Simply GORGEOUS example of the large-format original Woodstock poster.