Moebius (Jean Giraud) (biography)Medium:
Limited edition Lithograph print on PaperSize:
17" x 13" (440mm x 340mm)Date:
1998This is a Limited edition print.
One of a series of classic images of Jimi Hendrix by the master of science fiction and visual story telling, Jean Giraud (Moebius). This image is incredibly rare to come by and forms part of a legendary suite of paintings created by Moebius, limited to 500 copies worldwide.
Printed in exacting detail on quality stock, the print brings together classic elements of Moebius's visual lexicon - from the desert landscape populated with alien lifeforms, to the structures and subtle God-like presences and references, Thor (sitting in the throne), possibly Hecate or Bastet the cat sitting by Hendrix, the might of Zeus present in the power of lightening hitting the tower... The legend Jimi, sitting unperturbed by his own flaming hair. There really is no visual storyteller like Moebius.
This is a gorgeous tribute to the legendary Jimi Hendrix.
Moebius was asked in 1975 to make an illustration for the cover of an upcoming compilation album with the first 2 records by the Jimi Hendrix Experience; Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold As Love. The artist chose one photo from a set he received, depicting Hendrix as he was eating. Moebius' artistic rendition became the cover of the reissue and has become an iconic image of Hendrix throughout the years. This is an additional painting paying homage to the legendary Jimi Hendrix, who is surrounded by the fantastic world and imagination of Moebius.