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Woodstock Music & Art Fair. 1969.

Woodstock Music & Art Fair. 1969.

Item Description:

Artist: DAVID EDWARD BYRD (1941- )
Size: 13 5/8 x 22 3/8 in./34.6 x 56.8 cm
Condition: A/P.
Printer:
Reference: Ref: Art of Rock, p. 257; PAI-LXXIX, 259
Key Words: Contemporary; Music; American

Woodstock Music & Art Fair. 1969.
This seldom seen design is the original poster for the Woodstock festival that would go on to become a cultural phenomenon. When the venue was changed from the town of Wallkill to Max Yasgur’s private farm at the last minute, a new poster had to be commissioned to redirect attendees (see PAI-LXVI, 472). Unfortunately, Byrd had just left for a month-long trip to a remote town in the Caribbean and was unreachable by phone, which left this design to wallow in obscurity despite its far greater artistic merits. But it's a poignant time to revisit Byrd's Ingres-inspired design; Woodstock celebrated its 50th anniversary in August of last year.

About The Artist:

DAVID EDWARD BYRD (1941- )

AUCTION
$ 1,200.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 203 in PAI-LXXXI: Rare Posters
AUCTION DATE: Jul 1, 2020 at 11:00am EDT

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