Jimi Hendrix "Classic", Mason's Yard, London, February, 1967
© Gered Mankowitz

Jimi Hendrix "Classic", Mason's Yard, London, February, 1967

By Gered Mankowitz
About the image

This portrait of Jimi Hendrix in his iconic military style jacket with his hands on his hips is one of the most recognizable images in rock and roll history.

Gered Mankowitz photographed Jimi Hendrix twice at his Mason’s Yard studio in central London. The sessions were in February and March of 1967 and they produced some of the most indelible and captivating images of Jimi Hendrix, a famously photogenic subject! This particular shot was the last frame on the first roll of film at the first session.

“When he arrived in the studio, it wasn’t dressing up. That was how he looked. He arrived with the military jacket on, a cloak, a funny little canvas hold-all bag, and a couple of shirts. It wasn’t like a stage uniform. It was what he wore. They were day-to-day clothes; he looked like that all the time. And that was great. He looked the part.” -- Gered Mankowitz

This image was later used on the front cover of Jimi Hendrix's The Ultimate Experience, a greatest hits compilation released in 1993. 

Release Notes:
Gered Mankowitz has offered his work for sale as signed limited edition fine art photographs since the 1980s. As one of his more iconic and popular photographs among collectors, this piece is becoming quite rare and is included in Gered's Premium Collection.

Collector's Notes:
Photographs are printed to order in the UK, so please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Each photograph purchased will be hand-signed and numbered by Gered.

Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery of their artwork.

This photograph was released in several sizes, all as signed, limited edition fine-art photographs. As one of Mankowitz's most popular images, it is now SOLD OUT in all available sizes.

Occasionally we may have one available for resale from a private seller - please contact us if you wish to be alerted when one becomes available!

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Jimi Hendrix "Classic", Mason's Yard, London, February, 1967
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