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Original 2ND printing concert poster for GRATEFUL DEAD at the Labor Temple in Minneapolis, MN. These poster are MINT - being created in 2017 for the commemorative anniversary and book that is being written about the Labor Temple.
This beautiful poster measures approximately 13 x 20, and is printed on 100lb Coated Ragstock. It is in beautiful near mint condition, your poster will be unsigned. This is a very popular poster.
The Labor Temple was on the 100 block of 4th St. SE. (Central Ave & 4th St). The Minneapolis Labor Temple was demolished decades ago. It was next door to today's Aveda Institute. Address: 117 SE 4th Street (now a surface parking lot for Aveda).
In January, 1969, the third floor of the Labor Temple in Minneapolis started holding concerts on Sunday nights, featuring national (and international bands). The first concert was held on February 2, 1969 and featured The Grateful Dead with local band Blackwood Apology opening up with their rock opera called “House of Leather.†The third floor was packed and people were turned away at the door due to the lack of room. Community News, a local company, began doing the light shows for the concerts, using home made “movie screens†draped across the back of the stage, as well as the posters for the events.
The Labor Temple was supposed to hold 3,000 people for these Sunday night concerts, however, the local fire department required folding chairs to be used and a maximum capacity of 1,250 people, due to safety concerns. The reduced crowd size and other issues with the City of Minneapolis became a financial burden and the concerts at the Labor Temple came to an end in the middle of 1970.
The Labor Temple concerts were never professionally recorded, but there are some bootlegs that can be found. Dick's Picks Volume 26 is the 26th installment of the Grateful Dead's archival series was recorded on April 27, 1969 at the Labor Temple in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Juryj “George†Ostroushko is a Twin Cities artist with a passion for music. As part of Community News, his job was to create images and effects for the light show for each concert at the Minneapolis Labor Temple. He was always trying new effects with gels, oils, lights, screens and drapes. Additionally he designed each main poster for every concert. Already an artist and hippie from the West Bank of Minneapolis, Juryj always carried a sketch pad with him and when ideas came up he drew them. Many of these sketches were used in the posters he designed. Juryj traveled to San Francisco in the hey-day of the Haight-Ashbury and Fillmore Era days. As a known artist in the Bay Area, he knew many other posters artists, and they shared their works with each other. His influences can be seen in the likes of Fillmore and Avalon posters, just as they influenced his work. He is a true artist and influencer of the psychedelic era and continues his passion for fine art and music to this day.

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    GRATEFUL DEAD POSTER at the Labor Temple ! ! !

    Estimate $37 - $50Dec 05, 2017