Friday, December 11, 2020

The Doors New Orleans Poster By Luke Martin Release


Iconic by Collectionzz is releasing official posters for The Doors by Luke Martin commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the band’s final concert with lead singer Jim Morrison.

The Doors played what turned out to be the band’s final concert with Morrison on December 12, 1970, at the fabled A Warehouse concert hall on Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans. While the performance itself went so poorly the band called off the tour the next day, the Warehouse show has passed into rock ‘n’ roll legend much like Morrison himself.

The Doors broke out of Los Angeles with 1967’s “Light My Fire,” and Morrison was the leather pants-wearing Lizard King, a charismatic counterculture sex symbol shaman who excited audiences. But by the time he arrived onstage at A Warehouse, “he had been living his life like a Roman candle burning at both ends for the last five years,” said David Dutkowski, The Doors’ official archivist.

The 20-song set opened with “Roadhouse Blues” and “Back Door Man.” At some point, Morrison stopped singing and sat down. “Multiple band members said it was like something left him at that moment,” says Dutkowski. “Ray Manzarek (who died in 2013) swore he looked up from his keyboard and saw Jim’s spirit leave his body. He swears the shamanistic energy, the soul of Jim Morrison, flowed out of his body and with it, the will to perform.”

During the final song, “The End,” Morrison lost it.

“I was standing on the side of the stage at the end,” recalled concert promotor Don Fox. “Jim started talking about life and death and what was going on in the world in 1970. All of a sudden, he took the mic stand and started smashing it and smashing it right into the stage floor. And then he walks off.” Fox went over to where Morrison had been standing “and there’s a hole in the stage. He drove the mic stand right through. He’s the only artist I’ve ever seen put a hole in the stage.”

Following the show the other band members had a meeting at which they agreed that the New Orleans show should be their live swan song, since Morrison's unpredictability made further touring impractical. Morrison participated in the recording sessions for L.A. Woman, then went to Paris in March while the rest of the band finished up the mixing sessions. Weeks later, on July 3, 1971, he turned up dead. He was 27.

Following The Doors show at A Warehouse, Fox repaired the damaged section of the stage. Upon learning of Morrison’s death, he carved “In Memory of Jim Morrison” into the plywood patch. “In a strange way, the Warehouse and Jim Morrison are linked together forever.”

Main Edition- $75.00
Size: 12" x 36"
Edition Size: 200
Manilla Paper Seven Color Screenprint

Main Edition Foil- $150.00
Size: 12" x 36"
Edition Size: 100
Seven Color Screenprint on Gold Matte Foil Paper

Variant Edition- $100.00
Size: 12" x 36"
Edition Size: 75
Seven Color Screenprint on Manilla Paper

Variant Edition Foil- $200.00
Size: 12" x 36"
Edition Size: 25
Seven Color Screenprint on Gold Matte Foil Paper

Wood Panel Edition- $400.00
Size: 12" x 36"
Edition Size: 50
Wood Veneer Panel in Hand Welded Metal Frame
One Color Screenprint
Printed Signature and Hand Numbered

All prints except for the wood are signed & numbered by Luke. They all have Holographic sticker on back of print for authenticity.

All prints will be available Friday December 11 at 2 PM EST at

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