(ARTFIXdaily.com) BALTIMORE, Md. - A rare, museum-quality 1966 Grateful Dead “Skeleton and Roses” concert poster brought a world record price of $56,400 in an online auction held May 16th by Psychedelic Art Exchange, with offices in Baltimore and Park City, Utah. The poster had been independently authenticated and graded by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) as 9.8 out of 10 for condition.
“The interest this poster received was simply staggering,” said Scott Tilson of Psychedelic Art Exchange. “The record price was the result of a perfect storm. It was the most iconic image of a beloved band, and in the finest CGC graded condition ever to appear at public auction. Many collectors believe 1960’s concert posters represent a tremendous bargain at today’s price levels.”