1968 BG-105 Jimi Hendrix Winterland Postcard 9

closed on Sunday, October 9, 2022

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $1.00
Total bids: 8

This lot offers an original first printing Postcard for what is considered by many collectors to be the most famous concert poster from the 1960s, Rick Griffin's masterpiece, the BG-105. It features what is arguably the best artwork ever rendered for a rock concert poster.

The original Postcard doesn't show up very often for collectors. A lower 5.0 graded example sold for $390 in our January 2022 auction.

This image works on every level. It was created by the most inventive artist of the genre. It's promoting the most striking musician of the era at the most famous venue of all!

The story behind the poster is that promoter Bill Graham dropped the ball the first time Hendrix played the Fillmore by placing the groundbreaking guitarist third on the bill (BG-69). The next time Hendrix came around, it was made clear to Graham by Hendrix management that he needed to make up for his previous lack of judgment. Of course, he went straight to Rick Griffin to create the best possible work of art. The rest is history.

--TITLE: Bg-105
--GRADE: 9
--PERFORMERS: Jimi Hendrix
--VENUE: Winterland
--CITY: San Francisco
--DATE: 02/01/68
--PRINTING: OPC-A; Postcard
--CGC SERIAL: 1219954007