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Halloween 2020 Blotter Art Release

October 31, 2020
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Appa The Dancing Elephant Blotter Art

Appa The Dancing Elephant Blotter Art

April 10, 2019
Appa The Dancing Elephant Blotter Art prints and set. After years as a sticker, Shakedown Gallery is releasing Appa as a perforated blotter art print.
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North Beach Celebrates Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday!

North Beach Celebrates Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday!

March 25, 2019
Today marks the 100th birthday of the (still living) Beat legend Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, and North Beach in San Francisco was exploding with enthusiasm.
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Rest In Peace, Ralph Metzner

Rest In Peace, Ralph Metzner

March 19, 2019
The psychedelic community grieves the loss of Ralph Metzner, who passed on March 14, 2019, at the age of 82. Ralph was one of a trio of famous Harvard professors who in the early '60s, along with colleagues Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), gained notoriety for investigating the effects of psychedelic drugs.
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Mardi Gras Themed Grateful Dead Blotter Art Print Release

March 3, 2019
Reuben and Cherise themed Grateful Dead Mardi Gras blotter art, signed and numbered by Mikio Kennedy and William Giese. 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches, perforated into 300 quarter inch squares.
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Chuck Sperry Blotter Art Print Release and Book Signing

Chuck Sperry Blotter Art Print Release and Book Signing

December 12, 2018
Join Shakedown Gallery Saturday, December 15, 2018 for the exclusive San Francisco release of two new Chuck Sperry blotter art pieces – “The Oracle” & “The Seer.” Chuck Sperry will be at 411 Haight Street in person signing his books, “Chthoneon, The Art of Chuck Sperry” & “Helikon, The Muses of Chuck Sperry.”
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Shakedown Gallery Presents "Drop The Mics: A Blotter Art Show"

Shakedown Gallery Presents "Drop The Mics: A Blotter Art Show"

November 21, 2018
"Drop The Mics: A Blotter Art Show" will run as a pop-up gallery at 411 Haight Street from December 1- January 1 with an opening reception on December 1st from 3pm-8pm. New and existing designs by many of your favorite psychedelic artists will be available for purchase. Stop by and say hi!
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Celebrate the 80 Year Anniversary of Albert Hofmann's First Synthesis!

Celebrate the 80 Year Anniversary of Albert Hofmann's First Synthesis!

November 16, 2018
November 16, 1938 marks the 80th Anniversary of Dr. Albert Hofmann's first synthesis of LSD. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, Shakedown Gallery is hosting a one-day flash sale.
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Android Jones Releases First Signed Numbered Blotter Art Edition And It Sells Out Immediately

Android Jones Releases First Signed Numbered Blotter Art Edition And It Sells Out Immediately

November 10, 2018
Shakedown Gallery printed Android Jones' "Union" as a blotter art print for DanceSafe and the edition sold through immediately.
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TRPS Festival of Posters 2018

TRPS Festival of Posters 2018

October 18, 2018
Saturday, October 20th, in Golden Gate Park's "Hall of Flowers", Shakedown Gallery products will be among the items featured in the Golden Road Gallery booth at The Rock Poster Society's annual "Festival of Posters."
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Banksy's Girl With Red Balloon Painting 'Auto-Destructs' After £1m Sale At Sotheby's

Banksy's Girl With Red Balloon Painting 'Auto-Destructs' After £1m Sale At Sotheby's

October 9, 2018
Banksy "Girl With Red Balloon Painting Auto-Destructs after selling for over 1 million pounds at Sothebys auction. The painting apparently had a built in auto-destruct mechanism.
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PhanArt Show In Las Vegas Halloween Weekend

October 4, 2018
Shakedown Gallery will be coming to Las Vegas for the Phish shows that weekend and will be setting up at the PhanArt show during the Brooklyn Bowl's "Brunch You In The Eye" events.
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April 16, 1943: Today In Psychedelic History

April 16, 1943: Today In Psychedelic History

April 16, 2018
On April 16th, 1943, Dr. Albert Hofmann revisited LSD-25, a psychedelic compound he'd first discovered on November 16, 1938. Three days later on April 19, 1943, Hofmann discovered the effects of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide by being the first person to intentionally ingest the substance. Please join us with Alex and Allyson Grey and the EC Presents crew in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New Orleans for a special 75th Anniversary Bicycle Day Tour.
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Alex Grey Oversoul AP Blotter Art Print Winner!

Alex Grey Oversoul Blotter Winner!

April 10, 2018
Drum roll please...
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Last Few Alex Grey "St Albert" Giclée Prints Remaining

Last Few Alex Grey "St Albert" Giclée Prints Remaining

March 28, 2018
For Bicycle Day 2017, Alex Grey signed and numbered 100 Giclée prints of his "St Albert" (Albert Hofmann) portrait on paper and 25 prints on foil. Shakedown Gallery has obtained the final few remaining prints.
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Enter To Win A FREE Alex Grey Signed "Oversoul" Artist Proof

Enter To Win A FREE Alex Grey Signed "Oversoul" Artist Proof

March 26, 2018
We are giving away one free Artist Proof of the Alex Grey "Oversoul" blotter art print. Enter to win! It's completely free!
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Super Trippy New Rick And Morty Blotter Art Print

Super Trippy New Rick And Morty Blotter Art Print

March 12, 2018
New psychedelic Rick and Morty Blotter Art print!
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Alex Grey "Oversoul" Signed Blotter Art

Alex Grey "Oversoul" Signed Blotter Art

November 24, 2017
Signed, numbered Alex Grey "Oversoul" Blotter Art on sale now! 200 piece edition printed offset using soy ink.
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City of Dust, In Reno?

City of Dust, In Reno?

September 17, 2017
Following our week on the playa, my friends and I visited the "City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man" exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art
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Great Prints By Alex Grey, Mars-1, Luke Brown, Jerry Garcia

Great Prints By Alex Grey, Mars-1, Luke Brown, Jerry Garcia

March 21, 2017
Shakedown Gallery currently has access to great signed, numbered limited edition prints by psychedelic artists Alex Grey, Mars-1 and Luke Brown.
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Grateful Dead "Deadicated" Blotter Art Release

Grateful Dead "Deadicated" Blotter Art Release

January 31, 2017
Grateful Dead Deadicated Blotter Art print available Thursday, February 2nd, at 9 am on ShakedownGallery.com.
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Don't Miss Your Chance To Purchase The New Alex Grey Signed Print

Don't Miss Your Chance To Purchase The New Alex Grey Signed Print

December 14, 2016
The new signed, numbered Alex Grey blotter art print will be available Thursday at 9AM Pacific! Grab it if you missed it! It's beautiful!
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Enter To Win Three Free Shakedown Gallery Prints

Enter To Win Three Free Shakedown Gallery Prints

November 27, 2016
We're running our first ever giveaway contest at ShakedownGallery.com. The winner of this prize will be able to choose three designs from Shakedown Gallery blotter art prints.
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Pre-Sale For New Alex Grey Signed Limited Edition Print

Pre-Sale For New Alex Grey Signed Limited Edition Print

November 24, 2016
Pre-Sale for a new signed, numbered Alex Grey blotter art print, "Shpongled", will begin Friday, November 25th, on ShakedownGallery.com at 9am Pacific time.
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Chuck Sperry APs, Prints by Alex Grey, Luke Brown, Mars-1

November 14, 2016
Chuck Sperry Beatles and Orange Sunshine AP prints available Wednesday, November 16, at 9am Pacific.
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The Golden Road Gallery Returns to TRPS Festival Of Rock Posters

October 13, 2016
The Golden Road Gallery will have a table at the TRPS Festival of Rock Posters 2016. This show, held in Golden Gate Park's "Hall of Flowers", is the nation's premier rock and roll poster event and for this show, we'll be breaking out special goodies such as APs of the Chuck Sperry "I'd Love To Turn You On" blotter art series and prints from the Dave Hunter Bicycle Day blotter art series.
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Fifty Years Underground: LSD Prohibition Began October 6, 1966

October 6, 2016
October 6, 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first law to prohibit use and possession of LSD. In the Haight the heads organized the Love Pageant Rally.
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Captain L Blotter Art

Captain L Blotter Art

October 5, 2016
One of the oldest known blotter art prints is Captain L. It was produced in the early '70s by "The Electric Buddha Outfit." Unperforated cut along. $600.
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Happy Birthday, Ken Kesey!

Happy Birthday, Ken Kesey!

September 17, 2016
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Happy 50th Birthday to the Grateful Dead's Skull And Roses!

September 16, 2016
50 YEARS AGO TODAY 9/16/66! Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley include the Skull and Roses in their Avalon Ballroom poster, creating an instant Grateful Dead icon.
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Burning Man 2016 With Mechan 9, the Giant Fallen Robot

September 13, 2016
Burning Man 2016 with the Mechan 9 crew in Black Rock City!
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Chuck Sperry Beatle and Orange Sunshine Blotter Drop

Chuck Sperry Beatle and Orange Sunshine Blotter Drop

July 18, 2016
Chuck Sperry Beatle Blotter and Orange Sunshine prints will go on sale Wednesday, July 20 at 9am PST through the Limited Edition Blotter Art page on ShakedownGallery.com.
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Chuck Sperry Beatle Blotter Art Print Release

Chuck Sperry Beatle Blotter Art Print Release

July 9, 2016
Shakedown Gallery is pleased to announce the release of five Chuck Sperry blotter prints, including the four piece "I'd Love To Turn You On" Beatle Blotter Set.
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Holy Grail of Blotter Art Sells For Over $10,000

Holy Grail of Blotter Art Sells For Over $10,000

July 1, 2016
The legendary "Holy Grail of Blotter Art" (the Heraldic Shields edition signed by Albert Hofmann and Timothy Leary) closed this week for over $10,000.
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Richard Biffle "Monkey & The Engineer" Blotter Art Print Release

Richard Biffle "Monkey & The Engineer" Blotter Art Print Release

June 21, 2016
Signed, numbered Richard Biffle blotter art, "The Monkey & the Engineer", will be released on Shakedown Gallery Thursday, June 23rd, noon Pacific time.
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Rolling Stones Blotter Art Signed By Sam Cutler

Rolling Stones Blotter Art Signed By Sam Cutler

June 21, 2016
Former Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead band manager signed copies of this Rolling Stones blotter art at the 2016 Haight Street Fair.
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Remaining Few Foil and Canvas Alex Grey Purple Jesus Prints Available

April 13, 2016
As a Shakedown Gallery exclusive, I'm able to offer the final remaining Alex Grey Purple Jesus Foil prints and a few of the dwindling stock of Purple Jesus Canvas Prints.
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New "Bernstock" Bernie Sanders Blotter Art

New "Bernstock" Bernie Sanders Blotter Art

April 12, 2016
Shakedown Gallery Feels The Bern! Shakedown Gallery Feels The Bern! We've got two new Bernie Sanders blotter art designs and we'll donate 20% from sales of each of them towards Bernie Sanders' campaign.
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"All Your Face Are Belong To Us!" Fawkes Blotter Art Design by Mikio

"All Your Face Are Belong To Us!" Fawkes Blotter Art Design by Mikio

March 21, 2016
A Deadhead homage to hackers and activists, this piece features the Guy Fawkes mask made popular by Alan Moore's "V For Vendetta" series with a tip of the hat to the online group Anonymous.
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Grateful Dead "From The Vault" Blotter Art Released!

Grateful Dead "From The Vault" Blotter Art Released!

March 13, 2016
Arista Records "From The Vault" Grateful Dead promotional art available as double-sided, signed, numbered blotter art designed by Mikio and William Giese.
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Free Shipping At ShakedownGallery.com Until 2016

Free Shipping At ShakedownGallery.com Until 2016

December 14, 2015
A Tasty Offer For The Holidays! Free Shipping at ShakedownGallery.com through New Year's 2016!
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The Counter Culture Comes From Santa Cruz

December 8, 2015
The Merry Pranksters convene in Santa Cruz for Lee Quarnstrom's book signing, the 50th Anniversary of the Acid Tests and a commemoration ceremony.
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Happy Birthday, Jack Kerouac!

March 12, 2015
Happy Birthday to Jack Kerouac, (featured on the right) who would have been 93 years old had he been alive today. Kerouac was one of the finest novelists of the 20th Century and the man who, in 1948, coined the phrase Beat Generation and put the Beat literary movement on the map.
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Obey Colbert!

December 20, 2014
Stephen Colbert's star-studded send-off party included this amazing "Farewell To Freedom" image rendered just for the occasion by artist Shepard Fairey.
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Mark McCloud's Acid Museum Presents "Blotter Barn Hits"

Mark McCloud's Acid Museum Presents "Blotter Barn Hits"

December 11, 2014
Mark McCloud's Institute of Illegal Images has produced a Blotter Art retrospective in a sleek volume called "Blotter Barn Hits."
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Black Friday Pricing 365 Days A Year!

November 26, 2014
After some tweaking with the system, bulk discount pricing is now live on ShakedownGallery.com! When you purchase multiple items, the price per item goes down on most items in the store.
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The Golden Road Tour

July 21, 2014
In honor of the Furthur Bus’ Fiftieth Anniversary “Golden Road Tour” Shakedown Gallery will be touring as The Golden Road Gallery, presenting a special Ken Kesey exhibit titled “50 Years Furthur”.
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Fifty Years Furthur

June 15, 2014
Fifty years ago today, author Ken Kesey and his friends took a cross-country voyage that changed the world. Their destination? Furthur!
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Stanley Mouse Pays A Visit To Shakedown Gallery At The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair

June 12, 2014
San Francisco psychedelic poster pioneer Stanley Mouse paid a visit to the Shakedown Gallery at the Haight Ashbury Street Fair Sunday June 8th.
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Deadheadland To Create Regular Blotter Art Feature

June 10, 2014
My friends at Deadheadland have decided to create a regular feature on Blotter Art.For the first image, we decided on Richard Biffle's Minuteman Blotter Art.
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Visit The Shakedown Gallery at the Haight Ashbury Street Fair on Sunday

June 6, 2014
Visit the Shakedown Gallery at the Haight Ashbury Street Fair Sunday for signed art prints by Stanley Mouse, Mike DuBois, Susana Millman, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Albert Hofmann and Sasha Shulgin.
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Fare Thee Well, Sasha Shulgin

June 3, 2014
The psychedelic world lost a giant today with the passing of Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, author of Tikhal and Pikhal and, with his wife Ann, inventor and pioneer of many of the so-called "designer drugs".
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Wavy Gravy Signs "Hog Farm and Friends" On Haight Street

June 1, 2014
Wavy Gravy signed a copy of his 40 year old book The Hog Farm and Friends at Jammin On Haight's 2nd Annual Youth Celebration Day.
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Albert Hofmann Signed "Polaroids" With Molecule Drawings

May 29, 2014
Albert Hofmann signed LSD & Psilocybin Molecule Drawing on Polaroid available for a very limited time.
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Alex Grey, Purple Geezus and the Church of the Little Green Man

Alex Grey, Purple Geezus and the Church of the Little Green Man

May 21, 2014
Alex Grey's Purple Jesus print may be the most memorable blotter art print of all time.
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Paying A Visit To Stanley Mouse's Mouseum

May 16, 2014
The Shakedown Gallery paid a visit to psychedelic poster art legend Stanley Mouse at his Mouseum in Sebastopol, CA.
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Look What Showed Up In My Living Room While I Was Away At JazzFest!

May 8, 2014
A Gordon Merrick Symmetry In Wood Grateful Dead mandala appeared in my living room while I was away at the New Orleans Jazz Festival! Gordon Merrick produced his first Grateful Dead Mandala as a commission by the band. Instead of asking for cash, he asked for tickets and the band was so impressed by his work that they gave him tickets and backstage passes for the rest of their career. He says it was "the best commission ever."
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New Michael Divine Bicycle Parade Blotter Art Released for Bicycle Day

April 19, 2014
Michael Divine Bicycle Parade Blotter Art released for Bicycle Day.
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Bicycle Day and 4/20 at the Regency Ballroom With Alex and Allyson Grey

April 16, 2014
Saturday April 19, 2014, Alex and Allyson Grey will be hosting their annual Bicycle Day party -- this time at the beautiful Regency Ballroom.
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San Francisco To Host First Annual Bicycle Day Parade

April 12, 2014
San Francisco to host First Annual Bicycle Day Parade on April 19, 2014 in Golden Gate Park. Art by Michael Divine.
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Outrageous Kesey and Kerouac Pieces Among Items Sold at Beat Book Auction

April 11, 2014
Wacky pieces of ephemera signed by Kesey and Kerouac were among the items noted collector Richard Synchef sold at the Beat, Counterculture and Avant-Garde Book and Ephemera Auction in downtown San Francisco today.
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Timothy Leary Signed Profile Recently Acquired

April 5, 2014
I recently acquired a Timothy Leary Profile blotter art print hand-signed by Leary for Mark McCloud's Institute of Illegal Images.
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New Mark McCloud Interview

April 2, 2014
Vice Magazine has published a new article on Mark McCloud, the man known as The Godfather of Blotter Art.
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"Owsley and Me: My LSD Family" San Francisco Book Reading

April 1, 2014
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Alex Grey Blotter Prints Now Available!

February 20, 2014
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