October Mega Sale (Auction #124)
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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. This LARGE original poster is extremely rare and hard to find in ANY condition! The beautiful example you see here is in Museum Quality Condition and 100% Original with no restoration! 


Having only appeared in our auction a handful of times over the past 13 years, this treasured poster is always celebrated when it surfaces. In 2011, an example graded PAE Near Mint 89 reached a total of $1881 in our auction. This superior example here is very conservatively graded as you'll see in our condition details. Specimens exhibiting NO PINHOLES or any paper loss like the one you see here are few and far between because of this issue's massive size. 


Poster – Jimi Hendrix Explosion by Martin Sharp

Grade – PAE Mint 91

Date – 1968

Dimensions – 27 5/8" x 36 5/8"

Printing – OP-1, Original First Printing

Artist – Martin Sharp

Printer – Big O Printers

Paper Type – Thin

Condition Details – Museum Quality with no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. Tiny edge flaws bottom edge. 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.


*****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-Original Poster-CLASSIC IMAGE! MUSEUM QUALITY! PAE Graded Mint 91
1968-Jimi Hendrix-EXPLOSION-Martin Sharp-Big-O-Original Poster-CLASSIC IMAGE! MUSEUM QUALITY! PAE Graded Mint "91"
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,100
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
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