1968-BG-105-RP-2-Fillmore West and Winterland-Jimi Hendrix Flying Eyeball Concert Poster-CGC Graded 7.5

closed on Friday, May 11, 2018

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
$490.00
Starting bid: $1.00
Total bids: 0

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

This poster 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.

Original First Printings of this poster in the condition offered here can bring many tens of thousands of dollars. This reprint released shortly after the show but still 50 years ago represents a more affordable way to acquire this fantastic and world famous work of art.

 

Poster – Jimi Hendrix Fillmore and Winterland

Catalog #BG-105

Grade – CGC 7.5

Bands/Bill – Jimi Hendrix John Mayall and Albert King

Venue – Fillmore West and Winterland

City – San Francisco California

Date – 2/1-4/1968

Dimensions – 14 3/64 x 21 43/64"

Printing – Post Concert Second Printing RP-2

Artist – Rick Griffin

Series/Promoter - Bill Graham

Paper Type - Coated Index

Condition Details – Creases in the corners. There are no nicks cuts tears pinholes or restoration of any kind. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

 

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

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