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    Cream Disraeli Gears Oversized Lenticular Display. The photographer Robert Whitaker is perhaps best known for his work with the Beatles, including the controversial Yesterday And Today "Butcher Cover". After the Beatles ceased touring in 1966 Whitaker began working with other groups, and one of the results was the landmark super-psychedelic cover of Cream's sophomore LP, which he designed in collaboration with fellow Aussie Martin Sharp. Describing the project, Whitaker said, "Cream were going to do a tour of the north of England and Scotland. Various things presented themselves to us on our journey around Scotland, none of which I could have recreated in a studio. I was very lucky that Martin had discovered day-glo paint. I made a whole series of colour prints and Martin just started cutting them up - much to my annoyance, because they weren't cheap to do. He then laid them out on a 12-inch square as a piece of finished artwork and then painted all over it."

    This rare 24" x 24" lenticular reproduction of the Disraeli Gears cover is an astounding piece, the multiple design elements "floating" throughout - it has so much depth that you'll be tempted to step inside for a cup of tea with Eric, Jack, and Ginger! In Excellent condition with very mild wear to the edges, and a few small marks on the white backing paper.The photographer Robert Whitaker is perhaps best known for his work with the Beatles, including the controversial Yesterday And Today "Butcher Cover". After the Beatles ceased touring in 1966 Whitaker began working with other groups, and one of the results was the landmark super-psychedelic cover of Cream's sophomore LP, which he designed in collaboration with fellow Aussie Martin Sharp. Describing the project, Whitaker said, "Cream were going to do a tour of the north of England and Scotland. Various things presented themselves to us on our journey around Scotland, none of which I could have recreated in a studio. I was very lucky that Martin had discovered day-glo paint. I made a whole series of colour prints and Martin just started cutting them up - much to my annoyance, because they weren't cheap to do. He then laid them out on a 12-inch square as a piece of finished artwork and then painted all over it."

    This rare 24" x 24" lenticular reproduction of the Disraeli Gears cover is an astounding piece, the multiple design elements "floating" throughout - it has so much depth that you'll be tempted to step inside for a cup of tea with Eric, Jack, and Ginger! In Excellent condition with very mild wear to the edges, and a few small marks on the white backing paper.


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    December, 2014
    6th Saturday
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