The Stranglers Original Artwork for Bear Cage Single ad .
The Original Artwork for the Stranglers Bear Cage Single advertisement.
One of a very clever series of advertisements for the release of this single
United Artists BP344 1980 41 years old.
Beautifully preserved, the artwork is sharp and clean with all paste-ups overlays Photo mechanical transfers and handwritten production notes. On the original art board.
Production artwork is the rarest of all media 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. Advertising artworks were, on many occasions, more inventive and creative than the covers of the products they advertised and yet are the hardest to find as they were generally discarded by the publications due to the sheer volume that were presented each week.
These Museum quality items are part of the Fame Bureau Art Historic Archive. Part of that archive is now available to buy.
with a hand-signed letter of authentication from the Fame Bureau.