-- Minneapolis, MN. - Bethel, NY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
This August marks the 45th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, the three-day festival in upstate New York that was, for many, a high-water mark of the 1960s youth counterculture. The festival, made famous by worldwide press coverage, an Academy Award-winning documentary, two soundtrack albums, and an anthemic song by Joni Mitchell, brought together 32 amazing acts and half-a-million fans for “three days of peace and music” in Bethel, New York. They gathered on 600 acres of land owned by dairy farmer Max Yasgur, and despite torrential rain, shortages of food and water, and massive traffic jams, the festival is widely considered a pivotal moment of an entire generation.
To celebrate 45 Years of Woodstock, Paul Pash, of Pashco Posters, will conduct an auction that pays homage to Woodstock and the music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s psychedelic era. Pashco Posters will be hosting their quarterly rock auction on August 17, 2014 starting at 8am (Pacific). This is Pashco Posters’ 27th auction, with over 30,000 bidders worldwide having access to historic rock items.
In this collection, bidders will find an assortment of rare and vintage items; signed and numbered lithos; beautiful ‘60s silkscreens;
Contributing to the auction will be Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The not-for-profit cultural organization, located at the original site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, features an outdoor amphitheater that attracts iconic performers as well as a world-class Museum. Through personal stories, profiles, and interactive multimedia displays, The Museum at Bethel Woods explores the unique experience of the Woodstock festival and its significance as the culminating event of the 1960s.
Contributions from the Museum at Bethel Woods include autographed instruments and memorabilia, signed by artists such as the Eagles, Richie Havens, and Joan Baez. All funds generated from the sale of its items will directly benefit the non-profit Museum
With over 700 items, including both Fillmore and Avalon posters and even fine art, there is something that can interest any bidder.
Bidders can review the catalog online here:
Once viewers sign up, they can begin to bid on items and participate in the live worldwide auction on August 17, 2014.
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