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Here's a wonderful and rare vintage poster of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar. This is an original 1971 first printing poster I've owned since the early seventies.

This poster features the great illustration art by the artist David Edward Byrd, a very prominent graphic designer of that time period. He created many of the classic rock era posters of the 1960s and 1970s.

Printed on heavy buff laid paper stock.
Measures 16" x 30"

This is a vintage poster so it does have some wear to the edges and corners. There are pin holes and some corner loss and soiling to the corners, and a small .5" tear in the top margin area-see last details picture. There is a faint soil smudge just above the microphone and in the "S" of christ. Aside from that the poster is quite nice. The colors are still bright and beautiful. Most of the rough area is in the margins which would not show when matted and framed.

The 4th picture shows an image of the artist sketch that I found online. This is really interesting to see how his design concept was thought thru to the finished design.

Ships rolled and protected in a heavy duty mailing tube.
From a smoke free home.
International shipping available, just contact me for an estimate.

Below is a link to the artist own website with a description for the poster design.

http://www.david-edward-byrd.com/theatre2-2.html

"This was a promotional poster for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical produced by Robert Stigwood. It is based on Catholic religious store Jesus-as-a-W.A.S.P. imagery with a stained glass border using Celtic motifs. The interlocking angels at the bottom were used as the poster for the show as well as the album cover, in gold on dark maroon. This poster was originally printed on buff paper and is very rare.
Watercolor, ink and dyes on board."

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Rare 1971 Jesus Christ Superstar Rock Poster David Byrd Artist - Original Promotional Poster for Rock Opera Decca Records

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: paper
  • Only ships to United States from California, United States.
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