Friday, 2 December 2016

The art is in the looking...

Original art work from the 1982 Columbia LP The Girls' Suite and Perfume Suite currently for sale on Ebay - starting price $849.00 (see here).

The listing says:

We’re proud to offer the original hand retouched color photograph used on the cover of the 1982 Duke Ellington album The Girls Suite And The Perfume Suite, released by Columbia Records as part of their Contemporary Masters Series.  
We obtained this superb original artwork from a former Columbia Records executive who worked on the album.  The original photograph is by Leigh Weiner, and it was hand colored by Ken Robbins.  The cover was designed by Columbia’s legendary art director John Berg and Peter Alfieri.  This one-of-a-kind artwork measures 11 x 14” and is in excellent condition and ready to frame and display.  Included is Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity and a copy of the Bluesin Around LP.

I can only afford to reproduce the photographs...