Lot #9042
Woodstock Poster Signed by Michael Lang

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Estimate: $3500+

Description

Gorgeous original color 24 x 36.75 poster for the Woodstock music festival held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York, between August 15-18, 1969, signed in the lower left corner in black felt tip by its original owner, Michael Lang, a concert promoter and co-creator of the Woodstock Music & Art Festival. Original Woodstock posters can be distinguished from a reproduction by the presence of three distinct hallmarks—a small dot to the M in 'Music'; a small dot to the guitar neck, left of the pinky finger; and a small dot in the upper stem of '3.' Rolled and in fine condition, with trivial wear to left edge.

Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Jeff Gold of Recordmecca, which reads, in part: "This letter is to authenticate an original large size poster from the 1969 Woodstock Festival, from the collection of original promoter Michael Lang. We obtained this directly from Lang, and at his request he signed this poster…Lang told us this was one of a few posters he brought home from the Festival office a few days after the Festival ended." Also accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Lang, which reads: "I was the promoter of the 1969 Woodstock festival and have had this poster in my possession since taking it home 2 days after the Festival ended."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Pop Culture
  • Dates: #564 - Ended August 15, 2019