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    Storm Thorgerson/Hipgnosis Paul McCartney and Wings Getting Closer Record Sleeve Hand-Tinted Photo Original Art (EMI, 1979). It's not every day one might see someone walking his pet lobster down the street, but that's the image used for the final Wings single, Getting Closer. For a song with the repeated lyric "...my salamander", perhaps it's quite appropriate to picture another aquatic creature such as our crusty red friend on the leash. This image was supposedly picked from a collection of "unsold ideas" from the Hipgnosis crew; Storm himself remembered the image as simply a joke that appealed to Sir Paul. The use of a hand-colored photo print was typical of the way Hipgnosis would heighten the surreal nature of their images. The image area is approximately 11.5" x 7.5", and is in Excellent condition. It comes mounted on the original illustration board, with a flap bearing an EMI mailing label and Hipgnosis stamp. The back of the board has been signed by Storm. From the Storm Thorgerson Collection.

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    June, 2009
    5th-6th Friday-Saturday
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