The Counterculture - An Exclusive Offering of Vintage Headshop and Blacklight Posters (Auction #135)
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2021

This brilliant image of Jimi Hendrix is the most desirable and sought after poster of the entire Big O series. The Hendrix “Explosion” created in 1968 by Australian artist, Martin Sharp is huge in size and power! Martin Sharp was a big contributor to the sixties art scene. He is most notably recognized as the artist who created the cover of the classic Cream record “Disraeli Gears”.


Sharp's colorful artwork is based on a Linda McCartney photograph taken of Hendrix performing at the Rheingold Festival in Central Park, New York during 1967. This famous image was also chosen as the cover design for the book “Get on Down - A Decade of Rock and Roll Posters”, edited by Mick Farren. 


Poster – Jimi Hendrix Explosion
Grade – PAE Excellent 77
Year – 1968
Dimensions – 27 5/8" x 36 5/8"
Artist – Martin Sharp
Printing / Series – Big O Posters

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. 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 6:00 pm eastern.


Note: This oversized poster will be rolled and shipped without our standard archival holder. The poster can be sealed in archival Mylar and shipped flat for an additional $15 fee. Shipping will be calculated accordingly. 


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


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1968-Jimi Hendrix-EXPLOSION-Martin Sharp-Big-O Famous POPULAR Vintage Poster-PAE Graded Excellent 77
1968-Jimi Hendrix-EXPLOSION-Martin Sharp-Big-O Famous POPULAR Vintage Poster-PAE Graded Excellent "77"
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,920
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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