Jerry Garcia Nude Man with Beard Painting (undated).
Original Artwork Signed “Garcia”
. Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia presents us with the
"full Monty" in this oil on stretched canvas painting. Approximately 23¾ x 18 visible, framed to
an overall size of 26x33. Fine condition. Accompanied by letter of provenance. THE
GRATEFUL DEAD, the most enduring band of the psychedelic era
, released a number
of recordings, however they were best known for their concert tours which attracted
thousands of fans, called "Deadheads",
who faithfully followed the band on its many
concert tours. The Dead, which toured extensively from the winter of 1965 through July
(except in 1975), was founded in San Francisco from remnants of Mother McCree's
Uptown Jug Champions by JERRY GARCIA
in 1965. Other original members included
(guitar, vocals) and PHIL LESH
(bass) who, like Garcia, played with the Dead
from 1965 to 1995. MICKEY HART
joined the band as a second drummer in 1968.
Keyboardist BRENT MYDLAND
performed with the band from 1980 until his death from a
drug overdose a decade later. Garcia himself, the core of the group, was found dead in his
room at a rehab center in 1995.