Lot 7124: Vintage glossy 10 x 7.75 publicity photo of the Grateful Dead circa 1989, signed in black felt tip, "Jerry Garcia," "Phil Lesh," "Bobby Weir," "Mickey Hart," and "Billy Kreutzmann," and inscribed in an unknown hand, "Thanks to Manny's." Suede-matted and framed with a nameplate, a skull-and-lightning logo patch, and a photo of Garcia to an overall size of 18 x 32.25. Scattered discoloration confined to lower half, otherwise fine condition; the signature area remains clean and the handwriting exceptionally bold. Originally displayed amongst the hundreds of other signed photos at New York City's well-known Manny's Music Store—a popular shopping destination for huge touring acts like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix, the latter granted private access to shop the store after closing hours—this appealing and crisply signed photo of the group's longtime core members has retained an impressive appearance. The majority of sold photos from Manny's bear significant water damage from the two occasions in which the store's sprinklers were set off; an uncommonly preserved example, this photo is made all the more desirable by its landmark inscription. An ideal celebratory piece for the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary. Oversized.
RR Auction's Marvels of Modern Music Auction 457
Thursday, 23rd July 2015
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