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On the inner gatefold sleeve of Roxy Music’s second album ‘For Your Pleasure’ Bryan Ferry can be seen holding a very rare sun-bleached 1958/62 ‘Blue Sparkle’ Hagström DeLuxe guitar. The original would have been a darker blue and would have had a clear plastic pickguard. A very similar model was owned by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain in the early 1990’s. "As a teenager I was obsessed with this guitar. It looked so exotic, right out of the future with a huge hint of 1950’s Rock’n’Roll chic… Very much like the band themselves." David Lloyd
The high quality inks and materials used, combine to produce incredibly rich colours and detail with a light fastness guarantee in excess of 60 years indoor display life.
Employing the Découpe (cut-up) technique in which written text is cut up and rearranged to create a different and perhaps unexpected new narrative, David Lloyd has employed shards of lyrics to give discerning fans an opportunity to engage in 'discover the songs' beneath a foreground featuring an iconic and classic guitar. The Découpe concept can be traced back to at least the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularised in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs and later employed by David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and Thom Yorke.
Due to shipping constraints, we are unable to sell our prints mounted and framed as pictured.
I designed the print size to fit standard off the shelf frames in the US and Europe in order to save on costs for customers in their respective territories.
This 11.8 x 11.8" print (30 x 30cm including border) is signed with it's own individual limited edition number (1 of only 50) then laid on a sheet of tissue paper before being carefully rolled and placed inside a strong reinforced cardboard tube for shipping purposes. It will fit into a 12" x 12" frame, a 13" x 13" frame and a 14" x 14" depending how big the mount border you prefer (the one illustrated in the room with the lamp would be a 14" x 14" frame, whilst the frame with the smaller mount would fit a 12" x 12" frame.