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Grateful Dead | Designed by Allan “Gut” Terk

Estimate:

6,000 to - 8,000 USD

From the Collection of Dan Healy

Grateful Dead | Designed by Allan “Gut” Terk

Grateful Dead | Designed by Allan “Gut” Terk

Estimate:

6,000 to - 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

17,640

USD

From the Collection of Dan Healy


Grateful Dead

One of the earliest official Grateful Dead shirts


Size: 60s L: 27.5’’L x 20’’W — Excellent condition


An official t-shirt from 1967, around the time of the Dead’s earliest major performances.


Designed by the Hells Angel, Merry Prankster, and graphic artist Allan “Gut” Terk, a key figure in California counterculture in the 1960’s. Friends with Ken Kesey, he was the painter of the Pranksters’ “Further” bus in 1964 and designed the Acid Test Graduation posters. By 1967, through his work for the Dead, he was acclaimed in the Bay Area music scene for his t-shirt and poster art.