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Beggars Opera The Original Painting for the 1981 Album Cover Artwork

£8,000.00

The Original Painted Artwork for
The Beggars Opera THE INCREDIBLY RARE ORIGINAL MASTER PRODUCTION ARTWORK FOR THE 1981 DECCA ALBUM D252D 2 BOX SET COVER AND 1981 LONDON RECORDS  LDR 72008
BEGGARS OPERA VINYL ALBUM COVER measuring approx 16×16
 
This super rare find is the cover for the album originally written in the 17th century by John Gay. This version conducted by Richard Bonynge stars
Kiri Te Kanawa, James Morris and Joan Sutherland Warren Mitchell

 

On studio Art paper where the background image has been painted and an acetate overlay on which the main image has been ‘reverse’ painted
Production artwork is the rarest of all media and in the modern digital world these artworks no longer exist. it is the origin of all subsequent proofs and ultimately the finished product. The design would likely be altered before production making these versions rare and unreleased. This item was part of the Shoot That Tiger Album Artwork Archive
It is now part of the Fame Bureau Album Archive
The only one in existence . The award winning studio was responsible for producing some of the most iconic Album and single covers and associated promotional items for the 70s 80s and 90s. Part of that archive is now available to buy. With a hand-signed  letter of authentication from the owner of the art studio commissioned to produce the artwork.
 
NOTE this artwork can be offered Framed One of the images shows an illustration of it Framed . It will be sold in its natural unframed state unless requested, additional costs will apply to have it framed.
please contact us for price.

 

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