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David Edward Byrd
Rolling Stones original 1969 Naked Lady drawing from the Concert tour Poster

1969

About the Item

A new coffee table book has just been released titled "Poster Child" The Psychedelic Art & Technicolor Life of David Edward Byrd. This original drawing is featured on page 104 of the book. 1969 Stones World Tour "Naked Lady", original drawing with original poster, framed 30x40". To have and original 1969 drawing like this that was created to show the Stones and their management what the Naked Lady would look like on the Classic poster for the Stones 1969 world tour is a collectors dream come true. When Mick Jagger first saw it he asked if that was supposed to be him in drag. Jagger commented that he thought it “looks like me in drag --- I quite fancy drag, you know.” David Byrd created this poster in September 1969 for Alan Klein, the Stones’ manager and the Stones for the approval of the final poster art for the Stones world tour. David Byrd created some of the most memorable Classic Theatre and Rock and Roll images from the 1960s and 70s. David created ALL of the Art for Bill Graham’s Fillmore East, including their Program covers and Rock posters, the art for Jimi Hendrix’s first Fillmore East appearance, The Rolling Stones 1969 World Tour art, The Who’s Performance of Tommy at the New York Metropolitan Opera House and The Fillmore, and The Grateful Dead Swell Dance Concert to name only a few. He also created the poster art for the original location of the 1969 Woodstock music festival . His memorable images were also used for classic Broadway shows like Godspell, Follies and Jesus Christ Superstar to mention only a few. These museum quality drawings are rarely made available for sale, they are not only wonderful rare works of art, but are truly historically important works in the field of Theatre and Rock and Roll collecting. It has been framed with archival double matting. We have included an image in this listing of some of the classic Rock and Roll and Theatre art that was created by David Edward Byrd. A new coffee table book is available now on the art of David Byrd titled "Poster Child" This original drawing is featured in the book on page 104. You can see that from when it was created the vellum paper that it was drawn on had this unique shape to it. The prices on his original art will go up significantly now that "Poster Child" the book is available. An image of the book can be seen in this listing. David Byrd's poster art is in many museum collections, including : The Louvre, in Paris, Victoria & Albert in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Smithsonian in Washington, DC. This Pencil drawing on vellum from 1969 is framed with the original poster. The vellum is an irregular shape that can be seen in the photos from when the original drawing was created in 1969.
  • Creator:
    David Edward Byrd (1941, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1969
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 30 in (76.2 cm)Width: 40 in (101.6 cm)Depth: 2 in (5.08 cm)
  • Medium:
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  • Condition:
  • Gallery Location:
    Southampton, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU208212203252
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