Michael English & Nigel Waymouth (aka Hapshash And The Coloured Coat): Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Fillmore Auditorium NYC, 1968,
Lot 75
Michael English & Nigel Waymouth (aka Hapshash And The Coloured Coat): Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Fillmore Auditorium NYC, original poster artwork, 1967,
Sold for US$ 72,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
Michael English & Nigel Waymouth (aka Hapshash And The Coloured Coat): Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Fillmore Auditorium NYC, original poster artwork,
1967,
ink on board, signed and inscribed in pencil To Jimi with love...Nigel Waymouth, together with a 'Cosmic Visions' exhibition poster, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, October 2000-January 2001, both framed, artwork 18½ x 28¾in

Footnotes

  • This was commissioned personally by Jimi Hendrix, a great admirer of the posters designed by UK artists English and Waymouth. The commission was greatly valued by the pair, who consider it a landmark in their work. Michael English has described this as their most important work and what an honour it was to have been chosen, as English artists, to design a poster for such a concert.

    In a recent interview, he explained the composition. The two figures top left are the Experience's bassist and drummer, Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell respectively. Jimi is depicted as a homage to his native American Indian ancestry, holding a peace pipe. The mystical figures in the artwork were Michael and Nigel's influences at the time, including Victorian dragons and Japanese flower designs, which they created in a spiral form and incorporated a tarot triangle with the Third Eye. The artists met Jimi at this home in London to discuss the commission and the printing was undertaken by their usual printer, Osiris Visions. When Jimi went to the US, a batch of the posters went with him.

    The Victoria and Albert Museum selected this image for their 2000-2001 exhibition poster, 'Cosmic Visions: Psychedelic Posters From The 1960s'.
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