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" poster)."

If you'd like to know more, let me know.


Dennis Larkins

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.


Last Updated   10/30/2004                                                              © 2004 SixtiesPosters, Inc.