A note we received from the artist, Dennis Larkins in response to our inquiry about the two different 'versions' of this poster, one with ticket outlets listed and one without:
"There are two versions of this poster in the
sense that they were all printed at the same time but only a small number
were left with the ticket info along the bottom to be used promotionally
in the local advertising period before the show. I remember that Santa Fe
was plastered with them (I lived there at the time) on telephone poles, in
store windows, etc. I assume Albuquerque got the same treatment. I don't
know how many were used this way but most were either trashed or stolen in
the process resulting in this version being the rarest, even then. Most of
the printing had the bottom trimmed off and were offered for sale at the
show. I don't recall the amount of total production nor do I know how may
were sold on the day of the show. Nevertheless, this was a low production
poster, at best. This same design was also used for an event t-shirt and
even made its way onto bandanas. I remember the Dead sold these items in
their catalogue for sometime after the event but not the poster as they
were either all sold at the concert or the remainder distributed among the
promoter's friends and participants. There has certainly never been
another printing of this poster or bootleg copy (unlike my "Radio City"
We at Sixties Posters very much appreciate the help Mr. Larkins has provided. Please visit his website which can be found at www.startlingart.com or you can get to it from our Links page.
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