A Long Strange Trip

Jimi Hendrix Griffin BG 105 1968

BG 105 Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Albert King, Holy See, McKay's Headlights Ticket Set Tour/Show: Flying Eyeball Artist: Rick Griffin Date: Feb 1, 1968 - Feb 4, 1968 Venue: Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco, CA Size: 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

"Jimi Hendrix and the Flying Eyeball are images indelibly linked in the psychedelic poster art of the late Rick Griffin. Griffin discovered The Eyeball, in a much more benign form, in the 1950s auto detailing art of California pinstriper Von Dutch and reworked it over time to become the winged, bloodshot figure parting a ring of fire with serpent-like tentacles. The highlighted lettering, vivid color, and complicated imagery reflect Griffin's attention to precise details and the influence of Indian lore and archeology on his work. The Eyeball became associated exclusively with Hendrix's music in future billings and recordings of his performances."

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