Classic Posters — The Essential Poster Catalog

Welcome to Classic Posters, the world’s largest dealer in 1960s and 70s rock ’n’ roll concert posters. We strive to offer the best selection available of the rare and collectible psychedelic posters that revolutionized poster art worldwide and advertised the live music of legendary bands and performers at venues that included The Fillmore Auditorium, the Avalon Ballroom, and the Grande Ballroom. 

Poster artists were inspired by the music. Bands like Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service—and performers like Janis and Jimi—set the bar high; add to that the purple haze of counterculture, acid tests, movement politics, war and peace, a gathering of tribes, a man on the moon. That was the palette from which psychedelic poster art emerged to shape popular culture. 

Art critics, museum curators, and gallery owners have compared the posters created by Wes Wilson, Alton Kelley, Stanley Mouse, Rick Griffin, and Victor Moscoso, among others, to the Belle Époque period posters of Toulouse-Lautrec that have enjoyed outstanding popularity with art collectors worldwide. Like the posters of the Belle Époque, the psychedelic rock posters of the 60s and 70s are classic. They can be enjoyed individually, or investment-grade collections can be built around them. 

Classic Posters has the largest customer base and inventory in the business. We work to keep our clients' demands satisfied by offering a wide range of services to buyers and sellers of vintage poster art, including free informal appraisals and auction evaluations, expert advice on collecting, and recommendations on certification, restoration, and conservation. We are always looking to acquire interesting items, whether through consignment to our auctions or by outright purchase. 

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