Grateful Dead Postcard
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BG062 is Wes Wilson's final Fillmore poster in his series of 56 and is a study in symbolism. Wilson's comments on the future of the counter-culture movement and his view of the predation of concert promoters are more subtle. Wilson casts a jaded eye on the avarice of the industry in general and Bill Graham in particular and brands the Fillmore banner at the bottom of the poster with a vaguely Christian symbol featuring the Almighty Dollar.
Print Variations
There are several variants of the 1st printing postcard, all printed before the concert with the "split fountain technique".
1st printing A is all green and measures 4 1/2" x 8".
1st printing B (see BG062-1) most notably displays the "split fountain technique", ranging from green at the top to yellow to pink at the bottom. It measures 4 9/16" x 8".
1st printing C (see BG062-1C) is all pink and measures 4 1/2" x 8".
1st printing D is a black and white variant and measures 4 1/2" x 8".
The 2nd post-concert printing of the postcard (BG062-2) matches the 2nd printing of the poster, in brown, purple and yellow. It measures 4 5/8" x 8".