Jimi's Dead

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Myths & Legends #6
 
  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 24" x 31"
  Edition size: 175
  Numbered Proofs: 37
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 25
  Total Edition size: 237
  Number of colors: 15
  Year printed: 1992
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 850
Who better embodied the turbulent '60s than Jimi Hendrix? Authouart very skillfully and successfully evokes the feeling of that era in this piece.
Anyone that lived through that time can't help but feel something when looking at Jimi's Dead. It encompasses the entire range of happenings and ideologies of the decade. From Flower Power to the Vietnam war, from Martin Luther King Jr. and Angela Davis to William S. Burroughs and Andy Warhol. It was a time of questioning old values and authority. It was a time of experimentation with music and drugs. The former gave us the genius of Jimi Hendrix, the latter ultimately took him away.
The first time Authouart was introduced to the music of Hendrix, it was late at night in the waning hours of a party. A friend passed him a set of headphones - Authouart has never forgotten the musical earthquake that ensued. This is his tribute to Jimi.
Jimi's Dead is the sixth piece in the series of six:
Myths & Legends:

M&L#1   Bus Stop

M&L#2   On Abbey Road Corner

M&L#3   East of Eden

M&L#4   Thriller

M&L#5   Times Square

M&L#6   Jimi's Dead

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