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Jimi Hendrix
  • Leo Ransom
    born 1965
    born: Bonham, Texas, United States ; active: United States
  • Jimi Hendrix, 2017
  • Where object was made: United States
  • 100% cottons with Jimi's silhouette made of Robert Kaufman fabric; cotton and silk threads, Trans Web Fusible, wool batting
  • Object Height/Width: 27 x 44 in
  • Courtesy of Leo Ransom
  • Not on display
  • EL2018.082
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Paying Homage: Celebrating the Diversity of Men in Quilts", 02-Jun-2018
Ransom’s quilt pays homage to the iconic American rock musician Jimi Hendrix, who died very young but left an influential legacy. Hendrix (1942–1970) is widely considered one of the top rock musicians of the 20th century and one of the most celebrated electric guitarists of all time. Ransom shows Hendrix in the colorful context of the 1960s by using a rainbow background.