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Andy Warhol's Jazz Album Covers (Vol. 1)
FORMAT
5LP BOX

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DOY 007LP DOY 007LP
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RELEASE DATE
11/30/2011

"Doxy presents two box set collections of the rare jazz album covers designed by Andy Warhol in the 1950s. Everyone knows about the Velvet Underground & Nico cover or the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers, but Warhol actually designed more than fifty album covers over the course of his career. A few years ago one might have been able to pick up a used copy of some of these albums for a few bucks, but since the publication of Paul Marechal's 2008 book Andy Warhol: The Record Covers (1949-1987)and the 2009 Warhol Live exhibition--the first ever comprehensive retrospective of Andy Warhol's album cover artwork--original copies have been known to change hands for thousands of dollars. For the most part three out of the four albums in each box have never been reissued on vinyl, and a few have also never been issued on CD, making this box set your only chance to own these Warhols. The four jazz albums collected in each box all come from that very exciting time in Warhol's career (1954-58) when he, in addition to being a successful commercial designer, was also an up and coming fine artist. Through these covers, we can also see the evolution of Warhol's 'blotted ink' style, which would become a hallmark of his later work. The calligraphic writing employed on some of the albums was done by Warhol's mother. Her distinct handwriting would grace many of her son's works over the years." Albums: Monk by Thelonious Monk; Count Basie & His Orchestra by Count Basie; Trombone by Three by Jay Jay Johnson, Kai Winding, and Bennie Green (2LP); and Vol. 2 by Kenny Burrell. Numbered, limited edition of 500 copies.