JIMI HENDRIX San Francisco concert poster (1968) - The EYE POPPIN’ ART OF RICK GRIFFIN (Part 1/10)
RICK GRIFFIN is one of the most genial visual Artists from the 20th century having designed hundreds of posters and record covers in the mid 60′s to late 80′s before he passed away in 1990 in a bike accident.
Thru a selection of 10 posters culled from the Gallery’s collection, we wish to honor his Art.
One of San Francisco’s psychedelic scene’s BIG FIVE (along with Victor Moscoso, Wes Wilson, Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse), Griffin and his friends defined the psychedelic Art and revolutionized the Art of concert posters
Filled with esoteric visions (scarabs. beetles, skulls, sex...) Griffin incorporated very intricate lettering into the poster arts making it actually indecipherable forcing the viewer / concert goer to stop and pause
Having been face scarred with an eye dislocation during a car accident, Griffin spread his Art with eye including in hois most famous piece, dubbed the Flying Eye, created for Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Fillmore West and Winterland shows in San Francisco (BG 105 in the Bill Graham Fillmore poster series)
The poster is the most well known masterpiece from the BIG FIVE’s most ‘out there’ Artist who left us too soon
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