Musikhalle, Hamburg May 1971 concert poster
Original first printing concert poster advertising flamenco guitarist Manitas de Plata at the Musikhalle in Hamburg [Germany] on Thursday, 6th May, 1971, presented by Lippmann+Rau in cooperation with local Hamburg promoter Hans-Werner Funke. Manitas de Plata (“Little Hands of Silver” in Spanish) only agreed to play in public ten years after the death of Django Reinhardt, unanimously considered the king of gypsy guitarists. One of his recordings earned him a letter from Jean Cocteau, acclaiming him as a creator. And upon hearing him play at Arles in 1964, Pablo Picasso is said to have exclaimed “that man is of greater worth than I am!” and proceeded to draw on the guitar. Manitas de Plata died in a retirement home in Montpellier on 6th November, 2014.
The poster measures 83.8 x 59.3 cm (approx. 33″ by 23.3″ inches) and is beautifully printed on thin, smooth-finish uncoated paper stock. In excellent unfolded and unmarked condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the poster available on request.