Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)
For its 35th edition, the Festival proudly offers the public a silkscreen taken
from a piece by an exceptional artist, one of the most influential and important
musicians of the 20th century: Jimi Hendrix. Only 125 copies of the Drifter’s
Escape silkscreen will be produced and available for sale in the Galerie Lounge
Hailed as the greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2003,
Hendrix recorded only four albums during his brief, incandescent career. Exploring
the possibilities of amplification, pedals, wah-wah and feedback, he created a wholly
new style, exploding the limits of the electric guitar as none other before or since,
but it is above all his virtuoso musical talent that has left such an enduring and
deep impression on our culture.
Drifter’s Escape is the title of a song written by Bob Dylan and
covered by Hendrix. The song recounts the story of an outsider oppressed by society,
put on trial and found guilty without knowing what the charges against him are.
In this illustration, Hendrix offers us his visual interpretation of the story.
In the upper right-hand corner, you can clearly see the outsider fleeing the injustices
Drifter’s Escape – 125 copies
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