London gallery observes anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death

anniversary of Jimi Hendrix

Gered Mankowitz, ‘Jimi Hendrix,’ London 1967, C-type print, 50.8 x 61 cm, © Gered Mankowitz,Iconic Images

LONDON – Masterpiece Art presents “Bold as Love – Celebrating Hendrix,” an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passing of the guitarist, singer and songwriter. The show, which opened Sept. 14 and runs through Sept. 30, is composed of rare photographs of Hendrix — some never seen before—taken by acclaimed photographers including Ed Caraeff, Baron Wolman, Gered Mankowitz, David Montgomery (UK debut of his works), Ulvis Alberts and the late Charles Everest.

Accompanying the photographs are two sculptures by Guy Portelli titled 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 via the iconic “hand on face” photograph taken by Baron Wolman. In addition, the gallery will present the original Isle of Wight 1970 WEM speaker system used by Hendrix during his last major performance on British soil, including Hendrix’s personal Fender neck headstock pieces and Univibe effects pedal.

“We’re honored to be marking the 50th anniversary of Hendrix’s untimely passing—which took place only a few streets away from where we are situated—with an exhibition of rare photographs of the icon by some of the world’s leading photographers,” said Says Alex Cousens, executive gallery manager and sales director at Masterpiece Art. “We are especially pleased to provide a further tribute through two astonishing works by Guy Portelli, as well as original equipment used by Hendrix at the seminal 1970 Isle of Wight festival, his final performance on British soil.”

Featured artists are Ulvis Alberts, Ed Caraeff, Charles Everest, Gered Mankowitz, David Montgomery, Guy Portelli and Baron Wolman.

Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the exhibition is by appointment only. Contact the gallery by telephone – 020 3946 7881 or or email: Arianna Botta Rosie Campion or

Masterpiece Art works with three charities that focus on music as an aid for dementia sufferers: Resonate Arts, Music for Dementia and M4D Radio.