Jimi Hendrix At the Fillmore East 1968 2 Poster Set, Both with Original Concept Sketch & Hand-signed By Artist David Byrd Includes Annotated COA
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2 Poster set of both David Edward Byrd's Jimi Hendrix Fillmore East 1968 Posters with his original concept sketches.
These are new artist proofs personally hand-signed by David Byrd featuring a beautiful reproduction of his original Fillmore poster plus a second design that was rejected by Hendrix, who wanted the whole band depicted. This is a two-poster set.
Byrd's first version was, in fact, preferred by David, but Hendrix was insistent that the poster portray the entire band.
They are both the result of a discovery by Byrd a few years ago. "At the very back of a yellowed folder containing old pencil sketches," he says, "I found this Hendrix idea and realized what a strange journey it has had. Jimi wanted all 3 band members to be in the poster, so I ditched the first one and used the now-famous orange one.
"After I decided to create a finished painting from the original pencil of the Jimi, I decided to create the art as I originally created its successor, a back-painted film positive, the same process used before the digital era to create animation cells. "For me, this somehow captures the Experience of seeing and hearing him live that night, the only time I got to see him perform."
Illustrator: David Edward Byrd Venue: Fillmore East City: New York Event Date: 1970 Edition Date: 2016 Size: 17" x 11" Printing Method: Giclee Signature: David Edward Byrd Condition: MINT
These Artist Proofs are authentic, licensed editions created and personally signed by David. They are nicely sized for economical framing either together or separately and are very collectible. They come with my signed Certificates Of Authenticity and Guarantee (COA). These are unusual, reasonably priced and highly collectible pieces that are sized to frame affordably, perfect for any Jimi Hendrix fan.
In addition to his famous Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones Tour artwork, Byrd's long and rich career includes all types of art. He collaborated with the Who on Tommy (for which he won a Grammy in 1973). He was active on Broadway, doing Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, Stephen Sondheim's Follies and many others. As Senior Illustrator at Warner Bros., he created illustrations and style guides for Looney Toons and created the look and style guide for the Harry Potter franchise, working with writer J.K. Rowling.