Grateful Dead "From The Vault" Emerald Variant Blotter Art Set

$ 100.00
In the summer of 1995, artists Mikio Kennedy and William Giese were working with Arista Records to produce artwork for an ad campaign that would announce hi-fidelity releases of some of the Grateful Dead's finest shows. These "From The Vault" releases were to be a "first of a kind" series of fan favorites released from never-before-shared soundboard recordings. 

As the artwork was progressing, Jerry Garcia died. 

The project came to a screeching halt as the Grateful Dead universe was turned upside down. 

Sometime later, Arista called back with plans to proceed with the Vault releases and the artwork was completed. 

The blotter design is a double-sided print. 100 pairs of the prints are sold as a signed, numbered edition.

Each edition contains two prints. One is signed on the front, one is signed on the back, each is signed by both artists and the pairs are matching numbered sets produced exclusively for Shakedown Gallery.

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What Is Blotter Art?

Blotter Art is one of the world’s most important (and misunderstood) forms of folk art. Blotter Art started out as the artwork on the paper that drug dealers used to distribute LSD. The various designs were used as a sort of calling card to distinguish a particular brand. After some time, art lovers began to understand the value of this historical art form and collect and preserve the unsaturated artwork.

Is this printed with vegetable ink?

We ensure prints are high quality using vegetable ink and matte finish.

How Do I Get Bulk Discounts?

The more you buy, the less the cost per print!

Mix and match any unsigned prints for increased discounts:

1-2 Blotters = $20 each

3-5 Blotters = $15 each
Use CODE: 25% OFF

6-9 Blotters = $13 each
Use CODE: 35% OFF

10-19 Blotters = $10 each
Use CODE: 50% OFF

20-49 Blotters = $9 each
Use CODE: 55% OFF

50-99 Blotters = $7 each
Use CODE: 65% OFF

100+ Blotters = $5 each
Use CODE: 75% OFF

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