Woodstock '69 Tour Poster + Found Concept Sketch Artist Proof Signed by Artist David Byrd. Includes Certificate of Authenticity and Lifetime Guarantee (COA).
Äat the very back of an old yellowed folder containing old pencil sketches I found theseÄ so began David Edward Byrdês tale of finding the original concept sketches for 14 of his most exciting and famous illustrations in the back of a dusty file cabinet. Ultimately, he combined them with the final images to create these fascinating two-ups, as he calls them. The left side is a reproduction of the original sketch and on the right side the final version. They are flawlessly printed on beautiful paper and David annotates and signs them in pencil.
This one, the original Woodstock poster design, was created when the event was scheduled to be held in Wallkill, NY. Later, after being banned by the Wallkill Woodstock community, the event was moved to Yasgur's farm and Arnold Skolnick was hired to create the new poster because David could not be reached. On the left is David's original concept sketch and, on the right, the final image.
About his poster's strange place in rock history, David says, "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 Woodstock forbade the show and it had to be moved to Max Yasgur's farm. As I 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."
This newly-published artistês proof is an authentic edition created and personally signed by David. It is a very nice print, sized right for easy and economical framing and very collectible. It comes with my signed Certificate Of Authenticity and Guarantee (COA).
Also available framed, shipped in a box that could be wrapped, out the door for $120. If interested, Drop me a line and I will send you an invoice.