The mosaic, which measures 105 x 80cm, was created by Manchester artist Ed Chapman who was commissioned by Fender to mark the release of a new album of studio material recorded by Hendrix before his untimely death in 1970.
The plectrum portrait was unveiled as part of the launch of the new record, called People, Hell and Angels, at a Hendrix pop-up store in Ganton Street, West London.
Artist Ed Chapman said: “I was totally thrilled when I was called by Fender and asked to create my version of Jimi Hendrix’s iconic image and it’s a real honour. Jimi’s sister, Janie L. Hendrix, will see it at the store and I’d love to hear her thoughts on the portrait.”
Chapman added “I usually work in ceramic tile, but plectrums are a great medium to create art and I hope they are a fitting tribute to an amazing musician.”
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