Marking the sad anniversary, a Jimi Hendrix exhibition opens in London
50 years after his death, the legend of arguably the greatest guitarist ever lives on
London’s Masterpiece Gallery has decided to mark the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death (September 18, 1970) with a new exhibition that runs from September 14 to September 30, 2020.
Titled Bold As Love: Celebrating Hendrix the exhibition includes rare and unseen photographs of the rock legend by the likes of Ed Caraeff, Baron Wolman, Gered Mankowitz, David Montgomery, Ulvis Alberts. and Charles Everest.
Accompanying the photographs will be two sculptures by Guy Portelli entitled “Hey Joe” and “Wight Spirit” — a large-scale glass mosaic panel which features the handprints of more than 80 musicians who performed at the 1970 Isle Of Wight festival, including the handprint of Hendrix himself which Portelli mapped from a photograph taken by Baron Wolman.
To add to the experience, the exhibition also features the original Isle Of Wight 1970 WEM speaker system used by Hendrix at the festival, including his personal Fender neck headstock pieces and Univibe effects pedal.