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Poster - Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smart, Larry, born 1945 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screen print

  • Museum number:

    E.6-1968

  • Gallery location:

    Temporary Exhibition, room 38

Physical description

Colour screen-print poster depicting Jimi Hendrix.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Smart, Larry, born 1945 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screen print

Dimensions

Height: 127 cm, Width: 96.5 cm, Height: 1355 mm Object is currently framed. This is the framed dimmension, Width: 1068 mm Object is currently framed. This is the framed dimmension, Depth: 50 mm Object is currently framed. This is the framed dimmension

Descriptive line

Colour screen print poster by Larry Smart depicting Jimi Hendrix. Great Britain, 1967.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.

Labels and date

Larry Smart (born 1945)
Poster of Jimi Hendrix
1967
Colour screen print
E.6-1968

The artist admired Hendrix as a musician and in this posters makes a reference to his track 'Fire' (1967) by framing Hendrix with flames. It also alludes to when Hendrix set his guitar on fire during a performance. This striking image of Hendrix was one of a series of large posters made by this artist : the others include Frank Zappa, Mick Jagger and John Lennon. The artist had originally made a painting of Hendrix and this led Michael Phillips, of the company ForPosters, to commission a limited number of silkscreen posters.

Text by Julia Bigham []

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Screen printing

Subjects depicted

Posters; Psychedelic

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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