"The Arts & Censorship" Alan Aldridge 1968 London Event Poster w/Grateful Dead
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Original 1st printing 19&7/8 x 31" event poster for "The Arts & Censorship" a symposium/event/concert that was to be held at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England on 12/9/1968. (*event cancelled)
Design by Alan Aldridge, acts/speakers listed include: the Grateful Dead, Samuel Beckett, John Peel, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Adrian Mitchell and MANY more.
Medium-thin glossy stock poster is in decent (B/B-) condition; the upper left margin/corner is a little bit chewed up with a couple of small nip tears and a couple of small areas of missing paper, along with a hard horizontal bend traversing the image area about 7" down from the top margin with a thin vertical bend crossing the horizontal bend just past the center of the image area, a series of small-to-medium-sized edge tears/nips scattered around the outer margin area, light handling wear, a bit of wear/minor tattering along the lower left margin, a touch of edge toning and a series of VERY soft vertical bends hiding within the image area, otherwise OK.
Absolutely WILD-looking late-1968 UK event poster with a bizarre Alan Aldridge design and an even stranger lineup. One of the more unusual Grateful Dead items I have handled, that's for sure...