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    Toto Original Album Artwork Prototype by Phillip Garris. Released in 1978, Toto established the band as a formidable presence in both rock and pop music circles. The album cover was done by artist Phillip Garris, best-known for painting covers for the Grateful Dead. Garris created the sword image from the song "Manuela Run" which referred to the Sword of Damocles. This early prototype is slightly different than the final cover in that the ribbons at the bottom of the circle were removed, and the group name appeared at top. Executed in gouache on board and measuring 11" x 11", the image size 8" x 8". Signed and dated by the artist lower left. Very Good original condition, with some minor scratches and water spots to the image, but not affecting its visual impact.

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    April, 2015
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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