Help me find Grateful Dead wall art!
July 17, 2011 2:37 PM   Subscribe

Last night (Saturday July 16th) I went to see the Dead/Further at Bethel Woods, NY and saw a metal sculpture/wall hanging I hope someone can help me find.

So last night I went to my very first Dead show with my bf, a dedicated Deadhead. While we were walking around the vendors in the parking lot, we walked past a metal wall hanging of the lightning bolt skull logo, and he commented on how great it would look hanging above his sofa. I didn't think anything of it at the time, but today it hit me that I would love to buy it for him as a housewarming gift. But when I went to look to see if I could find if it's sold online, I couldn't really find anything that matched.

The closest I could find was this - it is very similar, in that it's simple metal and empty space, nothing else. But other parts don't match up. The piece I saw, to the best of my recollection, was bigger (the one in the link is only 10 1/2 inches - the one I saw seemed like it would take up much more space on the wall), and the metal isn't right. The one I saw seemed to be a lighter colored metal - the thought I had was that it was wrought iron, but not black, maybe closer to a bronze color. Also, it was flat on the back, so it could be hung up on the wall, but the metal on the front was curved/rounded.

I'm sorry if this description is vague - I didn't see it for very long, and I'm not very good at describing visual items. But I am hoping that it sounds familiar to someone, and I might be able to find the vendor and buy it. Maybe the Deadhead MeFites will know what I'm talking about!
posted by Neely O'Hara to Shopping (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It might help your search to know it is called a "Steal your face"
posted by murrey at 2:50 PM on July 17, 2011

It might help your search to know it is called a "Steal your face"

AKA "stealie"
posted by TedW at 5:49 PM on July 17, 2011

Also you should be able to find a local metal worker/sculptor who could do something like that for you.
posted by TedW at 6:00 PM on July 17, 2011

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