Lot #5087
Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967 Contact Sheet by Gered Mankowitz

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Estimate: $2500+


Extremely rare original glossy 10 x 8 contact sheet featuring 12 different images from a photo shoot of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, taken by Gered Mankowitz in his studio at 9 Mason’s Yard in London on October 4, 1967; this was Mankowitz’s second photo session with Hendrix. Identification inherent to upper border reads: “GMS, 1609 A.” Reverse bears Mankowitz’s credit stamp. In fine condition, with light edge rippling, and a few light bends.

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, and by a letter of provenance from the previous owner: “This contact sheet nr. 1609A by Gered Mankowitz was given to me in London. November 1967 by Chas Chandler, Jimi Hendrix’s manager, by way of documentation, when I was commissioned to make a stage costume for Jimi from designs I had shown to Jimi ten days before, during the night he spent at poet Jules Deelder and my sister Roselie’s house after his performance at the Hippy Happy festival in Rotterdam.”

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #611 - Ended June 24, 2021