David Edward Byrd (American, born 1941)
Queen – Live Aid – Wembley – 1985, 2019
Giclée on paper
Signed and dated to the lower right margin
Marked as artist’s proof to lower center
Title inscribed to the lower left
Certificate of authenticity from the artist included
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.
- paper curled from rolled storage.