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JIMI HENDRIX
EXPERIENCE
Fillmore East
May 1968

After I decided to create a finished painting from the original pencil, I made a subsequent decision to create the art as I originally created its successor — as a backpainted film positive, the same process used before the digital era to create animation cells. I also decided against the black background (which I DID use on the Soon poster) in favor of a deep blue-green. For me, this somehow captures the Experience of seeing and hearing him live that night, the only time I got to see him perform.

Acrylic backpainted on film positive of ink drawing on vellum.

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Fillmore East - May 1968