Original Woodstock Poster, 1969
40th Anniversary Poster, 2009
A 40th Anniversary Celebration
August 6, 2009
On August 6, 2009, International Poster Gallery celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Woodstock Festival by hosting a talk and poster-signing by Arnold Skolnick, designer of the iconic 1969 poster.
While 60s rock classics played in the background, some 100 poster fans mingled and chatted in the gallery, enjoying cold drinks and our exhibition of music-themed posters from the Age of Aquarius. Mr. Skolnick then gave a talk about how he was hired to create the poster and the thinking that went behind his design, and he reflected on the lasting impact of the poster in the broader culture.
Following Mr. Skolnick's talk, IPG owner Jim Lapides put out a call for Woodstock alums to share some favorite Woodstock stories. Following the formal part of the evening, Mr. Skolnick signed his 1969 poster as well as a limited edition 40th Anniversary poster for those who purchased them.
The gallery was delighted to host Mr. Skolnick and was glad to participate in an event of genuine historical importance.
DID YOU MISS THE EVENT?
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Receive a complimentary pair of tickets to The Museum at Bethel Woods with the purchase of the original or 40th anniversary Woodstock poster.
Learn more about the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival.