"I recently purchased this print and I couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase. The print is done on heavy paper and the image is very clean and crisp. It was delivered to the United States in a heavy tube and was undamaged.I’ll definitely order from John7arts again." Charles ★★★★★
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The Gibson Les Paul went on sale for the first time in 1952. It was designed with input and endorsement from its namesake, the guitarist Les Paul. Originally offered with a gold finish (The Goldtop), a second model, the Les Paul Custom was introduced the following year. It was a black guitar with gold-plated hardware and was quickly dubbed the ‘Black Beauty'.
In 1958, the Les Paul saw its first major design change with a new cherry-red sunburst finish model called the Les Paul Standard (Ice tea sunburst featured in this design). In the early years Les Paul’s were considered to be too heavy and old-fashioned, and initially couldn’t find favour amongst guitarists. However, by the mid-1960s there was a resurgence of interest in the guitar when young guitarists like Keith Richards and Eric Clapton were seen to be playing them. In response, the manufacturer reintroduced the Les Paul single-cutaway in 1968, and the guitar has been in production ever since.
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.
The 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.