Dave Hunter has been a dynamic contributor to the San Francisco rock art/music scene since 1985. Soon after his arrival to the Bay Area, Dave began working with rock-and-roll legend Bill Graham and poster artist icon Rick Griffin. He helped organize and install rock poster shows at the Psychedelic Shop while also supporting The Artists Rights Now movement. You will know Dave best by his body of work, which spans more than 20 years. Dave also developed a unique, hand-silkscreening technique called Gammalyte.
The powerful magic of Dave’s art has touched the hearts of many musicians around the world, such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Metallica, Moonalice, Dr. John, Les Claypool, The Decemberists, The Neville Brothers, as well as the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary shows and Dead & Company. He has also created event posters for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, The Rock Poster Society (TRPS), and multiple SEVA Foundation benefits.
Most recently, Dave has worked from his home studio in Fairfax, CA, supporting his young daughter. Last year, he was diagnosed with severe brain cancer. Shocked and saddened, the close-knit San Francisco concert poster community has undertaken a number fundraising and support programs to cover Dave’s medical and living costs. The Haight Street Art Center – a new, Bay Area 501( c )3 non-profit public charity—has joined the Moonalice poster series artists to create a benefit lot for this auction.
The lot includes 957 different Moonalice posters designed by 28 artists. All but two are signed by the original artists. Moonalice 80, designed by Claude Shade, and Moonalice 605, designed by Gary Grimshaw, are not signed.
This is the first—and only—complete Moonalice poster set ever offered for sale, and the only set in existence that will be signed by 26 artists.
Consider that there are 957 posters in this lot. The cost of the signatures—if you could get them all signed—would easily run more than $25,000. Add the cost of the posters—another $25,000+—and you can see what a generous and worthwhile gesture Dave Hunter’s friends are making. Classic Poster Auctions offers this amazing poster set without the customary buyers premium.
The entirety of proceeds from the sale, which are tax-deductible, will go to Dave Hunter and his daughter. Please bid liberally!
Payment and shipping arrangements will be administered by the Haight Street Art Center. Please allow additional time for the posters to be signed.
All 957 posters are Near Mint
Signing artists will be: Chris Shaw, Alexandra Fischer, Carolyn Ferris, Christopher Peterson, Chuck Sperry, Darrin Brenner, Dave Hunter, David Singer, Dennis Larkins, Dennis Loren, Gary Houston, Grace Slick, Gregg Gordon, Jason Wilson, Jennae Bennett, John Mavroudis, John Seabury, Lauren Yurkovich, Lee Conklin, Pat & George Sargent, Prairie Prince, Ron Donovan, Stanley Mouse, Wendy Wright, Wes Wilson and Winston Smith