- Year of Film
- Michael Wadleigh
- Origin of Film
- Genre(s) of Film
- Documentary | Music
- Type of Poster
- One sheet
- Style of Poster
- Style C - wilding?
- Origin of Poster
- Year of Poster
- Size (inches)
- 27 1/8" x 41 1/16"
- SS or DS
- NSS #
Some mystery surrounds this particular Woodstock poster as it only surfaced a few years ago and was available at auction and on ebay in relatively large quantity.
One prominent auction house owner immediately dismissed it as a reprint/fake, though several other dealers and collectors are convinced that it’s an original poster from the period of the film’s release. There is speculation that a roll of them was found at an old printers or in storage somewhere.
I have a hard time believing that it’s a recent reprint or restrike for a few reasons:
– The paper is thin and consistent for the age of the film
– All the graphics are sharp, including the printers logo at the bottom and the crop marks
– The measurement is consistent with a poster from this period
– Why would someone looking to create bootlegs to fool collectors choose Woodstock as a target and then deliberately make a new style of poster, not seen before?
If anyone has any further information on the poster please get in touch or leave a comment.