My Grateful Dead “Bertha” Poster has been voted Poster of the Week by Expressobeans members. Thanks to all my supporters, I super appreciate it! Many thanks to Expressobeans.com.
Commissioned with blessings from the Grateful Dead for The Capitol Theatre and Relix Marketplace, my Grateful Dead poster is a celebration of the Capitol Theatre’s early 1970s resurgence as a major psychedelic performance space. Sperry’s poster commemorates the first night of the Dead’s legendary residency at the Capitol Theatre on March 20, 1970.
“Bertha, I think, is probably some vaguer connotation of birth, death, and reincarnation. Cycle of existences, some kind of nonsense like that. I wouldn’t be surprised, but then again, it might not be. I don’t remember.”
— Robert Hunter