David Edward Byrd (American, born 1941)
The Grateful Dead 50th Year Concerts, 1965 – 2015, 2019
Giclée on paper
Signed to the lower right
Editioned artist’s proof
Includes a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist
David Edward Byrd was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is known for his musical and rock posters featuring famous musicians such as Prince, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, and The Who. Byrd moved to New York City after receiving his BFA and MFA from Carnegie-Mellon University where he studied painting, design, and printmaking. In NYC he aided in establishing the multi-media collective Fantasy Unlimited with friend Peter Nevard and later became the poster and program designer for the Fillmore East in 1968. Byrd’s work is featured in many iconic rock posters, illustrations, and style guides, including those for the first three books of the Harry Potter series.
- Certificate adhered to the verso of print with double-sided tape; curling to the paper; minor edge wear and marks.