Lot #2092
Jimi Hendrix: Martin Sharp 'Explosion' Poster

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Estimate: $800+


Original color 27.5 x 36.75 Big O Posters Inc. poster of a painting by Australian artist Martin Sharp of Jimi Hendrix entitled 'Explosion,' which shows a raucous detonation of bright psychedelic color as Hendrix plays his electric guitar. White captioning along the bottom edge reads: "MS16 HENDRIX by Martin Sharp Published by Big O Posters Ltd. 219 Eversleigh Road London SW11 5UY 01-228-3392 Printed in England" and "Big O Posters Inc. Box 6186. Charlottesville VA. 22906. U.S.A. 804-295-0566." Rolled and in fine condition, with trivial edgewear, including a small crease to the lower left corner, and subtle rippling towards the upper half.

The image of Jimi Hendrix is based on a Linda (Eastman) McCartney photograph taken at the Rheingold Festival in Central Park, NY, July 1967, a concert attended by 18,000 people. Eastman's photograph is a classic shot of Hendrix in action, with his signature white fender guitar and pick arm extended as in a full-body chopping motion. It should be noted that this was one of Hendrix's first public appearances in the United States following his success at the Monterey Pop festival the previous month.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #636 - Ended May 19, 2022