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Quicksilver Messenger Service Grateful Dead Conklin BG 144 1968

BG 144 Quicksilver Messenger Service, Grateful Dead, Linn County, Brotherhood Of Light Ticket Set Artist: Lee Conklin Date: Nov 9, 1968 - Nov 10, 1968 Venue: Fillmore West San Francisco, CA Size: 2" x 3 1/2"

"The grotesque nature of BG144 played in sharp contrast to the more orderly offerings of other poster artists and may have been a critical comment from the artist. Recalling renaissance paintings of faces fashioned from vegetables and animals, and foreshadowing modern montages composed of odd photographed bits and pieces that form a face, the only bit of wry humor in BG144 came from the smiling skull."

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