Leather Ltd Edition - Signed By Ten
Genesis Publications, 1990. Folio size edition measuring 14.7” by 10.2” with the box obviously a bit larger. Near mint condition bound in original black morocco and yellow buckram with titles to the front cover in black and yellow, titles to the spine in yellow, and all edges red. It is housed in publisher’s silkscreened solander box with a sliding blind beneath, which houses a photograph unqiue to each of these impressive limited editions – a photograph of a young Mick Jagger is present here. Both book and solander box in near mint condition with minimal edge wear and smallest bump at bottom edge of book. Internationally acclaimed limited edition – the definitive journey through the 1960s chronicled by 93 contributors, all of whom were an integral part of the era including: Andy Warhol, Anita Pallenberg, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Klaus Voormann, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Beatles, William Burroughs, etc, etc. The most stupendous rock and roll picture book ever assembled' - USA Today. "Michael Cooper's superb photographs provide a unique insider's view of the Sixties. It was a prolific and exhilarating period of artistic cross-fertilization. For the first time in Britain the class barriers were really down; in London, everyone seemed to know everyone. Through his association with Robert Fraser and the Stones and The Beatles Michael met the artists, writers, poets and musicians of the time and the courtiers around them. He introduced these people to each other. Many of those who brilliantly lit up the decade on both sides of the Atlantic were photographed by him. His most well known photographic assignment was the album cover for The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.” A unique opportunity to experience the era through the eyes and minds of its key players. The revealing color and black and white outtakes from The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper cover shoot, photographed by Michael Cooper as envisioned by artist Peter Blake are worth the “price of admission” on their own! Containing more than 600 varnished photographs, most of which had never been previously published, within the 368 high quality pages, this heirloom edition has been hand-bound by craftsman in leather and buckram. Housed in a hand-made silk screened solander box with a sliding blind which reveals the individual photographic print unique to each copy. The result of more than five years of research, this spectacular effort was limited to only 5000 copies with no two copies being the same. Hand signed by numerous contributors plus an original Michael Cooper photograph housed on the cover unique to each copy. This most collectible edition, number 2827 is virtually mint condition,and has been signed by ten (10) contributors who participated in the iconic Sgt.Pepper album cover : Brian Auger, Jo Bergman, Peter Blake, Marianne Faithfull, Gerard Malanga, Richard Merkin, Larry Rivers, Carly Simon, Terry Southern, and Bill Wyman. The overall project is credited to photographer Michael Cooper, who had intimate and exclusive access to legendary musicians, artists and authors including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Marianne Faithfull, Eric Clapton, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, David Hockney, William Burroughs, Jean Genet and Allen Ginsberg. Known for never beening without his 35mm camera during this exciting era, Cooper captured some of the most candid and intimate images ever recorded of these iconic figures of the 60’s. Many of these very images have been lovingly recorded in this leather-bound masterpiece with added commentary and recollections. Forewords by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards; Introduction by Terry Southern; Consultancy by Bill Wyman. “This is the definitive manner in which to relate the experiences of the ‘60’s!” A spectacular book further enhanced by the wealth of genuine signatures.Brian Auger, born 18 July 1939, is a jazz and rock keyboardist, who has specialized in playing the Hammond organ. A jazz pianist, bandleader, session musician and Hammond B3 player, Auger has played or toured with artists such as Rod Stewart, Tony Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Sonny Boy Williamson, Led Zeppelin, Eric Burdon and others. He has incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul music and rock, and he has been nominated for a Grammy.Jo Bergman was the Rolling Stones' personal assistant from 1967-73.Sir Peter Thomas Blake, CBE, RDI, an English pop artist best known for his design of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Marianne Faithfull, born 29 December 1946, an award-winning English singer, songwriter and actress whose career has spanned five decades. From 1966 to 1970, she had a highly publicized romantic relationship with Rolling Stones' lead singer, Mick Jagger. She also co-wrote "Sister Morphine", which is featured on the Stones' Sticky Fingers album.Gerard Joseph Malanga, born March 20, 1943, an American poet, photographer, filmmaker, curator and archivist. Andy Warhol's assistant from 1963 to 1970 and an actor with lead parts in many of Warhol's early films. He danced with the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Warhol's multimedia presentation of the Velvet Underground. Malanga claims to have created some of the works attributed to Warhol. In 1970, Malanga left Warhol's studio to work on his own.Richard Merkin, 1938 – 2009, was an American painter and illustrator. He appeared on the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, (back row, right of center).Larry Rivers, 1923 – 2002, was an American artist, musician, filmmaker and occasional actor. Rivers resided and maintained studios in New York City, Southampton, New York on (Long Island) and Zihuatanejo, Mexico.Carly Simon, born June 25, 1945, an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records, and has since been the recipient of two Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for her work.Terry Southern, 1924 – 29, was an American author, essayist, screenwriter and university lecturer, noted for his distinctive satirical style. He is credited by journalist Tom Wolfe as having invented New Journalism with the publication of "Twirling at Ole Miss" in Esquire in 1962, and his gift for writing memorable film dialogue as evidenced in Dr. Strangelove, The Loved One, The Cincinnati Kid, Easy Rider, and The Magic Christian. His work on Easy Rider helped create the independent film movement of the 1970s.Bill Wyman, born 24 October 1936, an English musician best known as the bass guitarist for the English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1992. He has also produced both records and film, and has scored music for film in movies and television.