Sunday, June 8, 2014

Official Jimi Hendrix sculpture to be unveiled

An official sculpture of guitar icon Jimi Hendrix by artist Karl Schaefer is set to be unveiled in Monterey, California on June 18.

Scheafer had been authorized by the Jimi Hendrix Foundation to create a custom sculpture that the Foundation will use to raise funds to improve the quality of life for all children and inspire creativity in the arts and sciences.

The sculpture being created and donated by Schaefer to the Jimi Hendrix Foundation, is a bas relief of Jimi Hendrix's face and hair at 1.25 scale that has been fashioned to hang and will be cast in bronze.

The wax study for the sculpture will be unveiled on Wednesday, June 18th at an art reception on the rooftop of Hotel 1110 in Monterey.

The event is open to the public from 3:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m. with a $25 donation to the Jimi Hendrix Foundation. Reservations are required; tickets can be purchased here.

The day before the sculpture’s unveiling, “Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle Of Wight” will be issued for the first time on Blu-ray.

Originally released in 2002, the film documents the guitar icon’s August 1970 performance before an audience of 600,000, the largest show attendance-wise he would ever play … just 18 days before his untimely death in London.

Learn more about the release here.

See also:

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Jimi Hendrix Isle Of Wight concert coming to Blu-ray
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