1968-Shrine Auditorium-Jimi Hendrix- *Linen Backed -PAE Graded Near Mint 81

closed on Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Starting bid: $1,000.00

Jimi Hendrix was the undeniable” Poster Boy” of the sixties. His style and flash made him one of the most recognizable characters of the decade. This poster is one of the most enduring images of this legendary guitar god.

This poster by master LA artist John Van Hamersveld is a lasting remnant from a very rare period in history. While San Francisco was getting all of the attention for its “scene” Los Angeles California was having a pretty wild party on its own.  True to the ciy's character the concerts were to be bigger and more sensational. A promotion group known a Pinnacle Productions began having concerts at the 5000 seats Shrine Auditorium and was hosting many of the now legendary performers back in the day.

This poster is from the personal collection of the promoter of this concert who has held the piece for the last 44 Years.

This piece measures a large 19 3/4"x 27 21/32” and is profeesionally linen backed. The poster shows the following flaws and areas of restoration. There is a tape stain and a light tape pull in the left side of the hair. There is evidence of minor edge wear with small areas of missing ink. There is a small area of added ink in the lower left lettering. Two very lights droplet sized stains in the top left and a 1/32” ballpoint pen dot in the top border.

Note: The grade of this poster is a reflection of how the poster would have been graded before the work was done.

*Linen backing is a reliable and reversible method of preservation that is widely accepted in poster collecting circles.

*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery by appointment. *****