Sandy Nelson "Drums Are My Beat" Original Cover Art (1962). Sandy Nelson's second album for Imperial in 1962 featured a cover from an original painting by an artist named Honson. Honson's acrylic on board album cover painting visually interprets and abstracts the pounding rhythms of the surf drum beat. Accents of bright color shimmer throughout the composition, acting in counterpoint to the linear forms as if to give a visual equivalent to the back-beat of a ride cymbal. Abstract as the design may be, Honson's representation of a drum kit can still be discerned; a bass drum, two snares, and three cymbal shapes all pulsate with rhythm spreading from a central focal point. The image area measures 16" x 20", and the art is in Excellent condition. Honson has signed the painting at the lower left. His painting recalls the color abstractions of Hans Hoffman. Included in this lot is a copy of the Imperial album that so aptly displayed this art. The record is in VG condition; the dynamic cover is VG++.

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