AOR 2.163 Grateful Dead Carousel 68 Catron

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Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:53 pm

the sale on 2006-04-17 is marked 1st by mistake in the price history, it should be the handbill.
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Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:32 pm

jojobadass wrote:the sale on 2006-04-17 is marked 1st by mistake in the price history, it should be the handbill.
got it...thanks.. :D
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Mon May 01, 2006 10:38 pm

Does anyone know the size of the original poster?
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:28 am

with 4 days and 20 hours left it's breaking it's old record sale price of 1278.23......it's 12:27am.....early Wen mornin and it's presently at 1297.00
On ebay of course.
Wish I could place a bid :D
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Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:59 am

jimmyhoops wrote:Does anyone know the size of the original poster?
Poster: 22 1/8" x 16"

Card/handbill: 6 7/8" x 5 1/4" (the dimension on the EB listing is incorrect)

Old dude said to be dropping 'Cid into the drink! :wink:
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thanks- I changed the dimension data on EB based on your post, but note that the current auction lists it as "15 15/16” x 22 3/16”" which is only 1/16 different than what you said.

Also note that WGV (the current seller) says "The buyer receives a Certificate of Provenance with purchase upon request." so maybe this is something they got when they bought out a collection and is not something they have a large stack of!? Just guessing. . . They could also just be saying that . . . but it's true that this one doesn't come around very often.
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:58 pm

This poster is beautiful!
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:45 pm

morst wrote:thanks- I changed the dimension data on EB based on your post, but note that the current auction lists it as "15 15/16” x 22 3/16”" which is only 1/16 different than what you said.

Also note that WGV (the current seller) says "The buyer receives a Certificate of Provenance with purchase upon request." so maybe this is something they got when they bought out a collection and is not something they have a large stack of!? Just guessing. . . They could also just be saying that . . . but it's true that this one doesn't come around very often.
1/16" is my margin of error - bad eyes, small brain, I have all kinds of "valid" excuses. :wink:
I could measure it again? Or, you could go with what you have. I'm easy.

What I actually need is one of those ultra-precise metal edged rulers on the edge of my drafting table. But, then I'd run out of excuses, wouldn't I? :D
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Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:07 am

Hey, it's cool. 8) I changed the listed measurements to match the ones listed in WGV's auction.

Did I mention that I LOVE THIS PIECE!?!? Well, consider it mentioned!

so. . . what ever happened to Catron? He did three really cool prints, then "dropped" off the map!? Anyone know if he's still around, or how to contact him?!
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morst wrote:
so. . . what ever happened to Catron? He did three really cool prints, then "dropped" off the map!? Anyone know if he's still around, or how to contact him?!
As to Catron ....
I asked Eric King (who put together the lengthy guide to rock posters). Eric attempted to contact every artist he lists in his Guide. He said Steven was one of the few who he could never find.
I asked Jay Kastor and Brad Kelly (of the former Psychedelic Solution poster shop in Manhatten) - they didn't know.
Grant at SF Rockposters didn't know.
I also asked a number of the long time collectors I know - none of them knew.

He's probably doing something really clean and important these days .... :wink:

BTW, this poster was up on the wall and for sale at one of the TRPS show booths. Really clean condition. Don't see many these days ....
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Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:39 am

since it was the carousel ballroom; which was run by the Dead, Airplane, and Big Brother.........maybe steve catron was an early employee of one of those bands?
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Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:55 pm

one of these beauties up at the Heart of rock auction...

I assume any of collectors of these older prints knows about this auction, but if not.. check out some of the other gem pieces as well. Most well outta my league, but fun to watch

http://auction.sixtiesposters.com/Biddi ... 264B7F4B2B
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Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:00 pm

If Steve Catron can be found anywhere I would try going to Santa Fe:

Some cool history here:

http://books.google.com/books?id=nqqzWk ... fe&f=false

Here is an excerpt from 7 pages of Santa Fe Bohemia; The Art Colony 1964-1980:

"When I converted my kitchen at Eli's Gllery into a print workshop, Catron, about twenty, used to hang around. He was a whiz at hippie lettering. Catron and Ted Rose and I thought that psychedelic art was a new movement. We tried to incorporate its vibrating colors and art nouveau shapes into our work.

Then Steve went to San Francisco and stayed there for five years. he retouched photos for a living. I could imagine him leading a totally subterranean life, lost to the world in some moldy rooming house. He amassed a collection of miniature Avalon Ballroom posters. He even designed a few concert posters, a beginner at the end of the scene. Steve returned to Santa Fe looking wshed out."
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