The Jeff Shero Nightbyrd Collection Auction

Saturday, December 5th, 2015 10:00am

Burley Auction Gallery, New Braunfels, TX


Burley Auction Gallery is proud to present the lifetime collection of Jeff Shero Nightbyrd, a legend of the 1960's counter culture movement from Austin to New York to San Francisco. After winning Best Columnist in the Southwest at the Daily Texan, in 1964 Jeff helped found the Austin RAG. In 1968 he founded RAT Subterranean News in New York,he later edited the Los Angeles Free Press, and even had a stint running the Plains Georgia Monitor while Jimmy Carter was President. Eventually returning to Austin where he worked as a columnist for both the Austin Chronicle and the Austin Statesman.

The Auction is full of what made Austin the cool, weird place it is today. Authentic Vulcan Gas Co. posters, Armadillo World Headquarters Posters, as well as original signed Poster Art from Jim Franklin, Bill Narum, Ken Featherston, Danny Garrett, Sam Yeates, Michael Priest, Gilbert Shelton, Guy Juke, Kery Awn and other Armadillo Art Squad members that Jeff collected over the years. “I loved when the underground Artists would bring weird (As in Keep Austin Weird) creations for my papers. Sometimes they would sign one on the spot. I was lucky to live in a lightning point of history.”  Rare, cool relics & posters from Old Austin & the 1960's & 70's counter culture movement. Rare Janis Joplin items like Ralph Steadman’s signed famous limited edition nude of Janis Joplin, & a rare handbill for a 1968 Janis Joplin Concert at Hemisfair Park in San Antonio Texas that was cancelled. 

Featuring An original Woodstock Concert poster & one of a kind personal relics from Woodstock like an official press pass & the only know surviving example of the "Woodstock Survival Guide" that was printed & distributed at the concert. A fine collection of original Peter Max & Andy Warhol posters. Early Punk Frank Kozik’s, a large Pablo Picasso Peace poster, and from his time in California, rare early psychedelic concert posters from the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, many signed San Francisco posters  including Moscoso, Mouse & Griffin. Public welcome. Preview Friday December 4th Noon-6:00PM & Saturday 8:00AM-10:00AM auction start. Please make plans to join us. 

                                            Jeff at the Woodstock Press Office, 1969