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John Lennon Original Album Cover Artwork For Walls and Bridges

£80,000.00

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John Lennon Original Album Cover Artwork for his classic album Walls and Bridges.

The historic Original Production Album Cover Artwork, consisting of :-

A Complete mock-up Artwork for each page of the iconic inner booklet that featured Lennon’s childhood paintings and drawings.

Each page has the original paste ups for the lyrics and many are with hand annotated corrections for the finished piece.

The complete mock up artwork for the cover -Each part for the back and front covers comprises of a black and white strip from the original Bob Gruen photographs, along with black and white photographic strips of Lennon’s paintings.

The original proof sheets for the lyrics used for paste up.

The Original design sheets,sketches and memos for the advertising campaign with corrections to credits etc on the album.

This is a truly historic collection and the only one in existence.

The artwork came from an executive of Capitol records since the mid 1970s and has been in his possession up until now.

It is virtually impossible to find or collect any Beatle’s album artwork so these items are beyond rare.

They remain a piece of Lennon and Beatles history, not least because the album spawned Lennon’s only solo number one single, ‘Whatever gets you thru the night’. This was his only collaboration with Elton John and because of this, led to his appearance at Elton’s gig. This was after Elton bet him that it WOULD get to number one.

The album was recorded during Lennon’s only time apart from Yoko Ono and  also saw Harry Nilsson make an appearance on the album. This was also the only time they collaborated with each other.

This album artwork is part of the lost era of POP ART and one of the finest examples of POP NOUVEAU. It is not just as an album cover but the whole collection of the production artwork.

If you would like to see similar items to John Lennon Original Album Cover Artwork please visit our Beatles Artwork museum here https://famebureau.co.uk/product-category/beatles-album-artwork-museum/

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