Jimi Hendrix. Original offset lithograph by the artist Guy Peellaert. Jimi Hendrix – Rock Dreams is a rare original from the famous book Rock Dreams. The slogan „Rock’n Roll For Your Eyes“ is a underestimated and proven promise. This very rare poster was published in the early 1970’s.
Jimi Hendrix. Backstage, Jimi Hendrix was leaning up against a fire hydrant between sets and listening to something infinitely far away. When a reporter approached him in a toupee and a plastic raincoat. “I’m from New York Times” said the reporter and Hendrix, half opening his eyes, smiled the very faintest and weariest of wry smiles. “Pleased to meet you”, he said, “I’m from Mars”. (taken from the book Rock Dreams)
Rock Dreams. The most famous book by the Belgian all-rounder (1934 until 2008) came into existence in collaboration with the Britisch rock journalist Nick Cohn. Only a year after being published it was told to have sold over 1 million copies. The illustrations show in extreme images the wildest dreams of then popular rock heroes. Peellaerts style was photorealism. His preferred art tool was oil crayon.
Many of the original works are in the possession of actor Jack Nicholson. Guy Peellaert is also well known for his early erotic grown up cartoon works, Pravda and Jodelle. The very modern erotic cartoon style, similar to Barbarella, was Published by Verlag Schünemann Bremen. A very few posters have been chosen to be published at PPP Publishing in the 1960’s. Years after Rock Dreams, one of Peellaerts last prominent book “The Big Room” was realized and finally published in the late 1980’s. The artwork of Big Room was exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in the 19190’s. Several re-publications of Rock Dreams have been published over the decades in the 1980’s and 2000’s.
This Lithograph is category A. It still may have tiny irritations (the beauty of original vintage), which can be seen on the high res. pop-up image of the product.