Jimi Hendrix – 1st Printing BG 105 Fillmore Poster
A beautiful first printing of BG 105, the legendary "Flying Eyeball" poster by Rick Griffin, made to promote a series of February, 1968 concerts at the Fillmore and Winterland by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, and Albert King. This is probably the most sought after of all Filllmore Posters, because of the classic image, the collectibility of Rick Griffin, and of course that it's promoting a Jimi Hendrix concert.(br)As you can see, this is the first printing, as determined by the letters "TIC" in Tickets covering up the poster number, 105, in the lower left corner; and the fact that this is printed on matte (uncoated) stock, not coated stock like the 2nd printing (which also has the poster number in a slightly different position.)(br)This poster was originally owned by the legendary Rock Scully, manager of the Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1985, and co-author of "Living With The Dead." Scully sold it to a collector who we obtained it from, and we will be happy to write a letter of provenance detailing it's history.(br)The poster has had some minor restoration, primarily filling in pinholes and flattening a crease above "King" in Albert King's name. The restoration was done by the great Chris Fennell of Chameleon Restoration, who I think is the best paper restorer there is. The flattened crease is barely visible, and the poster looks absolutely beautiful. I'd grade it NM-. It measures approximately 13 7/8" x 21 3/8". As beautiful an example as you're likely to see of this legendary poster, with great provenance too.
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