1968-BG-105-Op-1–Fillmore Auditorium-Jimi Hendrix -PAE Graded Excellent 73

closed on Friday, May 3, 2013

Final Auction Price
*Final prices include buyers premium
Starting bid: $500.00

Here we are offering what is considered to be the most important &  famous poster from the 1960’s .  Rick Griffins masterpiece BG 105 . This is arguably the best art ever created for a  rock poster. It was created by the greatest artist of the genre advertising the most striking musician of the era and  it was held  at the most famous venue! 

The story behind the poster is that Bill Graham dropped the ball the first time Hendrix played the Fillmore by placing the groundbreaking guitarist THIRD on the Bill (BG-69).  So the next time Hendrix came around it was made clear to Graham that he needed to make up for his previous lack of good judgment. He then asked Rick Griffin to create the best work of art that he ever produced. The rest is history.

 This is one of the most critically historic pieces ever produeced and  has a home in every serious collection. Mint copies have been selling in the $20 000 range in recent months.

  • Poster – Jimi Hendrix Fillmore Auditorium/ Winterland
  • Sub Title – BG-10 “Flying Eyeball
  • Grade – PAE Graded Excellent 75
  • Bands/Bill- Jimi Hendrix John Mayall and Albert King
  • Venue- Fillmore Auditorium & Winterland
  • City – San Francisco California
  • Date – 2/1-4/68
  • Dimensions-
  • Printing-  (OP-1) Original Printing
  • Artist – Rick Griffin
  • Series/ Promoter- Bill Graham
  • Paper Type – Uncoated Index
  • Condition Details – This poster does have some condition issues but it is a very solid copy.  There are four horizontal creases tape pulls on the reverse a tiny pinhole in each corner and a ¼” tear on the bottom edge. There are several areas where the ink has lifted they are in each corner in the center top edge over the letters E & S in Presents and some on the creases. There is also a light area of ink overrun from the printing  that extends from the top of the poster to the letter R in Blues Breakers

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