November 13, 2023
Rare drawings from the late great rock and roll icon Jimi Hendrix are up for grabs. But it’ll cost buyers a pretty penny to obtain them.
Rare psychedelic drawings from the late great rock and roll icon Jimi Hendrix are up for grabs. But it’ll cost buyers a pretty penny to obtain them.
Ten of Hendrix’s color pen-created drawings are currently on sale on Momentsintime.com for the hefty price tag of $195,000, TMZ reports. They were originally a part of the Bob & Kathy Levine Collection, two of Hendrix’s friends and music collaborators.
The Levines obtained the drawings quickly after Hendrix’s death in September 1970. The pair rushed over to the rock star’s home shortly after learning about his death by overdose to change the locks. They knew many people had keys to Hendrix’s homes and wanted to ensure the safety of his belongings.
The Levines gave most of the stuff to Hendrix’s family and kept a few items for themselves, including the drawings that are up for sale. Ownership of the drawings has changed over the years and last hit the market in 2008.
Copyrights of 18 pieces of art Hendrix created sold in 2004 for $75,270. A highlight of the high earning potential the drawings possess.
Hendrix died in London, England on September 18, 1970, at age 27. His official cause of death was listed as asphyxia due to aspiration of vomit, meaning he choked on his own vomit. It was likely caused by the excess of barbiturates, or sleeping pills, in his system, American Songwriter reports.
He’s regarded as one of the most influential guitarists and rock stars of his day and all time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described the late rock icon as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.”
Some of his most notable musical contributions include his 1969 Woodstock performance and his legendary music catalog consisting of songs like “Purple Haze,” “Hey Joe,” “Highway Chile,” and “The Wind Cries Mary.” Hendrix was an all-around artist who made music and artwork that fans can still enjoy to this day.
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