A COMPLETE WOODSTOCK COLLECTION - IN ONE AUCTION!
1 - ORIGINAL SIGNED DAVID BYRD WALLKILL WOODSTOCK POSTER
3 - Three unused tickets from each day of Woodstock, with a certificate of authenticity. These were purchased from the estate of John Roberts
1 - Original Woodstock Poster - SIGNED by Arnold Skolnik. Arnold only signs ORIGINAL Woodstock posters. AOR 3.1 Woodstock,69, Skolnick-OP-1-,24"X36.5" Original. The poster came directly from John P. Roberts estate following his death in 2001. It has been stored flat in a smoke free and humidity controlled environment.
1 - Smaller version (revision 2) of the red Skolnick Woodstock poster. About half the size of the original first run poster.
1 - RARE - LIFE Magazine Special Woodstock Edition SIGNED by Arnold Skolnick on cover! PLUS: And finally - a handful of posters from the FIRST TIME these two artists (Byrd / Skolnik) ever met, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - 40- Years after Woodstock !
Overall you get 10 original Woodstock items. These items would sell individually for thousands of dollars. This is your chance to acquire a complete Woodstock collection, from a know and trusted provenance.
WHAT IS THE WOODSTOCK WALLKILL POSTER?
Woodstock Ventures, a group established to produce the Woodstock Festival in 1969, initially leased a tract of land in an industrial park in Wallkill. Town officials, deeply concerned about the size of crowds expected for the event and the logistics involved in hosting it, disallowed the festival the site through the Zoning Board of Appeals. This first poster, featured in this auction, was designed by David Edward Byrd. David spoke on his poster: "In the spring of 1969, Woodstock Ventures asked me to do a poster for the large outdoor concert they were planning for the village of Woodstock, NY. in August of that year. I based the poster on Ingre's La Source and surrounded that image with cupids, flowers and hearts in jewel-tone colors. After I delivered the art to the printer in late June, I left for a month in the Caribbean to a town with 30 people and no telephone. During this time, the town of Wallkill forbade the show and it had to be moved to Max Yasgur's farm. As was not available to do a new poster, it was done by another artist, and appropriately became very famous, while this version is mostly forgotten."