Woodstock / one sheet / style C / USA

17.05.11

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Title
Woodstock
AKA
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Year of Film
1970
Director
Michael Wadleigh
Starring
N/A
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Documentary | Music
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Style C - wilding?
Origin of Poster
USA
Year of Poster
1970
Designer
Unknown
Artist
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Size (inches)
27 1/8" x 41 1/16"
SS or DS
SS
NSS #
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Tagline
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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.

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