New Auction Offers Rare and Curated Items from the Grateful Dead Including Art, Photos, Instruments, and More

ANALOGr.com is giving Deadheads a chance to own pieces of Grateful Dead history. The exclusive auction LIVE: DEAD will feature fine art, artifacts, photographs, and much more.

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The auction will feature more than 100 lots containing contemporary art, instruments, vintage shirts, backstage passes, and more. These items come from the archives of The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Billy Kreutzmann, and Rob Wasserman. Additionally, items from Dan Healy’s personal collection will be up for grabs.

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One of the highlights of the auction is a fully functional 1/4 scale replica of the original Wall of Sound. Designed in 1973, the original Wall of Sound was a groundbreaking sound system for the Dead’s live shows. More than an amplification system, it also served as its own monitoring system. However, the size, weight, and expense of the setup limited its usage. The band only used it for a short period in 1974, according to a press release. The replica Wall of Sound comes complete with a 14’ by 10’ scaffolding for speakers making it the ultimate home stereo system.

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The auction also features Jerry Garcia’s touring guitar rig. It features Bob Weir’s McIntosh amp, a pair of 1972 Hard Trucker speakers, and original Courtney Pollock tie-dye art. “Ramrod” and his son Rudson Shurtliff originally owned the speakers.

Fans will also be able to bid on more than 1,100 unused backstage passes from 1977 to 1995. Rob Wasserman’s standup bass is also part of the auction. Additionally, five Stanley Mouse paintings based on his original Workingman’s Dead artwork will be up for grabs.

This auction is more than just a chance for fans and collectors to own a piece of music history. It is also a testament to the lasting cultural influence and impact of the Grateful Dead.

A VIP Preview at the Soho House Warehouse will take place on Monday, November 17. Photographer Jay Blakesberg will host a short historical Grateful Dead slideshow presentation touching on key moments related to certain auction items.

The online auction opens Thursday, November 30 at 10 a.m. PST on ANALOGr.com.

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