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Up For Auction: The ORIGINAL ART for Alton Kelley's "Sore Thumb" Carousel Ballroom Concert Poster!

Up For Auction: The ORIGINAL ART for Alton Kelley's "Sore Thumb" Carousel Ballroom Concert Poster!

The Psychedelic Art Exchange is honored to offer for auction THE ORIGINAL ART that was used to create one of the finest 1960’s concert posters in our upcoming June 2021 Mega Sale. Alton Kelley’s “Sore Thumb,” tells the story of the Carousel Ballroom, a short-lived, 3000 seat dance hall, in the heart of San Francisco that would later become Bill Graham’s famed Fillmore West. The Carousel Ballroom was essentially a coalition of the era’s major San Francisco rock bands that included The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Quicksilver Messenger Service. Wanting to create an...


Houston's Picks for Our Current Headshop and Blacklight Poster Auction

Houston's Picks for Our Current Headshop and Blacklight Poster Auction

We like to let you know which posters we are the most excited about offering for each of our auctions here at Psychedelic Art Exchange. For our current special auction, we went straight to the source for this information. Houston Freeburg, the consignor behind our sale titled "The Counterculture - An Exclusive Offering of Vintage Headshop and Blacklight Posters", kindly educated us further about this material while telling us which posters are his favorites, and which he thinks might be overlooked sleepers. Freeburg is one of the world's greatest experts in vintage headshop and blacklight posters, and has invaluable information to...


Something New is Here: Special Blacklight and Headshop Poster Auction

Something New is Here: Special Blacklight and Headshop Poster Auction

While vintage concert posters are our passion here at Psychedelic Art Exchange, we are thrilled to announce that our next auction will focus on a different type of material; something different and something special. This auction will feature 100 lots that were exclusively consigned by lifetime psychedelic art collector, Houston Freeburg. Mr. Freeburg maintains one of the largest collections of vintage head shop and blacklight posters in the world. He has been collecting this material since the late 1960's, and could easily be named one of the greatest collectors 1960s paper ephemera of all time. The collection we are offering you tells the story of...


PAE's Picks For Our May 2021 CGC Sale: Amazing Collection of Original Velvet Underground Items!

PAE's Picks For Our May 2021 CGC Sale: Amazing Collection of Original Velvet Underground Items!

We are thrilled to be offering an amazing collection of posters in our current CGC Sale featuring the legendary Velvet Underground! These posters came to us from a longtime collector of the band’s vintage material who has decided to part with his collection. Posters listing The Velvet Underground are among some of the most sought-after and collectible posters on the market, which is no surprise given the band’s significance in the history of rock music. The posters from this collection provide incredible insight into this rich history. Here we are able to trace the band’s early years through the time they spent...


Up For Auction: ORIGINAL ART for BG-148 Poster by Lee Conklin

Up For Auction: ORIGINAL ART for BG-148 Poster by Lee Conklin

Psychedelic Art Exchange is thrilled to announce that we are offering multiple once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for collectors in our current April Mega Sale poster auction! One of these items is the auction’s lead lot, featuring ORIGINAL ART by beloved Fillmore poster artist Lee Conklin! This pen & ink drawing was created by Conklin for a 1968 Fillmore West concert featuring Spirit and the Jeff Beck Group. This is the final version of the artwork from which the BG-148 poster was produced. This artwork is truly amazing to look at. It features numerous intricately drawn faces and animals within and behind the...