Thompson For Sheriff Aspen 70 Benton

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Artist is Tom Benton
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Wanted to add information on here about Aspen Wall Poster #5,this is from tomwbenton.com email contact: The Poster features silkscreen art by Thomas W. Benton on the front, and text by Hunter S. Thompson on the reverse. The Wall Posters are Hunter's rarest publications, as only 300-400 were printed and distributed in Aspen in 1970.
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I'd love to have one of these but it is out of my price range at the moment :pint:
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I believe I have one of these but don't know how to authenticate it. Were they printed on newsprint? What is the price range?
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http://www.expressobeans.com/public/detail.php/9990

There is some info.... There is a drop down in the upper left with the different versions.
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Aspen Wallposter 5 reverse

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I'm looking for any of the Aspen Wallposters. I have this one number 5, and I have number 4. If anyone has one they want to part with hit me up. I'm particularly interested in number 3 and 7. Thanks :notworthy:
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Hi - I have one of the few remaining original first printings. this is it
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All others are reprints. Benton changed the print each time he printed it apparently. My Father got this in Aspen in '70 and was kind enough to give it to me. I cherish it and it hangs above my fireplace. Tells you how I feel about it considering I have 80 rare Grateful Dead posters framed and hanging. Piece is stunning and in mint condition. I did reframe it and take it out of its old frame and put it in museum grade glass and on acid free paper. Chances are as I am told you might never see another picture of one as only 500 were printed and this original first printing is super rare.
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Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:47 pm

Great first post!!!
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Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:23 pm

between the versions here, and over at tom bentons site, there sure are a lot of them. That's a good thing though, 'cause I'd love to have one.
I just might have to pick up the framed giclee on his site one day....seems to be the cheapest. :ziggi:


Saw gonzo303s poster last night, and it's drymounting awesome. What a gem.
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Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:38 pm

the giclee edition needs to be added to the drop down menu.

wonder why benton is selling the "benton edition" double sided poster for 7K on his site??? they look like they have been selling in the $200 range.
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Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:42 pm

jamesgunter wrote:the giclee edition needs to be added to the drop down menu.

wonder why benton is selling the "benton edition" double sided poster for 7K on his site??? they look like they have been selling in the $200 range.
Benton is dead, its the person who now runs it who's name is Daniel. Probably trying to sell everything thats left of Bentons?
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