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    BG-105 Jimi Hendrix First Printing 1968 "Flying Eyeball" Poster Graded 8.5. An original, before-the-concert first-printing poster of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers and Albert King at San Francisco's famed Fillmore and Winterland ballrooms on the first four days of February 1968, known in the hobby as BG-105.

    This gem of a specimen has been graded 8.5 Very Fine Plus on a scale of 1-to-10 by the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC). This beauty delights the eyes with its deep, rich colors looking as strong as the day it was printed.

    This is it, the poster everyone wants a first printing of. One of the true masterpieces of S.F. psychedelic rock art, done by Rick Griffin in the winter of 1967-68. Very much printed before the shows to sell tickets, unlike the second printing which shows the number "10" before the word "tickets" down in the lower left corner. It's the telltale sign that everyone in the hobby knows, and which of course CGC confirms in their grading and authenticating.

    Poster measures 14 x 21 1/2" and grades to CGC-certified 8.5 Very Fine Plus. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    Literature: See Grushkin, Paul, The Art of Rock - Posters from Presley to Punk, Abbeville Press, New York, 1987, p.125 (illus.).

    More Information: When one talks about the very best psychedelic San Francisco concert posters, the conversation invariably turns toward Bill Graham Presents and the Family Dog, and inevitably lands on Graham's Hendrix flying eyeball and the Dog's Grateful Dead skeleton & roses posters. Those two are always neck-and-neck for the most popular psych concert poster ever. So we're very pleased to have both in this auction.

    Did you know that this masterpiece also doubles as a Janis Joplin concert poster? That's right, on the final night, Sunday February 4 at the Fillmore, Big Brother & the Holding Company stepped into one of the opening slots when an act canceled. Quite a nice, hidden 'value-added' feature of this poster, as if it needed anything else.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    16th-18th Friday-Sunday
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