Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Headless Bear - Hatch Show Print, Nashville, 1995

Artist: Hatch Show Print
Type: Gig Poster
Print: Silkscreen
Size: 14.5 x 23
Event Date: 9.11.1995
Venue: Starwood Amphitheater
Unsigned, unnumbered

If you're familiar with gig posters, odds are you've heard of Hatch Show Print out of Tennessee. Well, they did a Radiohead poster (kinda). In September of '95 the boys opened for R.E.M. in just the right place and time to merit this very rare printing from the folks at Hatch.

Rumor has it there is a version of this poster without the field of color behind the bear, but I've never seen one. What I have seen are rough versions with permanent creases and pinholes. This one is different in that it is utterly flawless. It's even got some bleeding on the back from when these were printed and stacked.

In terms of Radiohead poster collecting, this is among the toughest gets. They just don't come up for sale much, and when they do they're usually a little beaten up. Even then they seem to sell in the $300-$400 range. Luckily there is a smaller and cheaper paster version (featuring a cowboy from Westworld) that may or may not be from Hatch Show Print. We'll talk about that one another time.

1 comment:

  1. Any idea where to look to purchase? Just found my ticket stub from this show and would like to frame them together.