The original hand-retouched album color photograph of Jazz great Art Blakey used on the front cover of the 1982 album Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: Originally released by Columbia Records as part of their Contemporary Masters Series. This unique, one-of-a-kind 14" x 11" hand colored photograph was colored by Ken Robbins.
We obtained this superb original artwork from Jim Fishel, a former Columbia Records vice president who oversaw the Contemporary Masters series. Fishel notes in his included letter of authenticity I was presented with this artwork as a gift, because as the album's executive producer. In excellent condition and ready to frame and display. Included is an original copy of the Originally LP and Recordmeccas written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
See our other listings for more rare Jazz artwork from the same collection. Recordmecca's clients include the Smithsonian Institution, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Experience Music Project, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Recordmecca's Jeff Gold was named by Rolling Stone as one of 5 Top Collectors of High-End Music Memorabilia. He authenticated previously unknown Bob Dylan manuscripts for PBS's History Detectives, appeared as a featured appraiser on VH1's Rock Collectors, and has been profiled as a top dealer and collector in the books Vinyl Junkies and Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to it's Own Past.Gold is author of the acclaimed books Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges/As Told By Iggy Pop; and 101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl a survey of seminal rock albums, featuring contributions from David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr and Graham Nash. Check our feedback; you'll see that we are dedicated to providing superior customer service and follow through. We guarantee everything we sell to be authentic with no time limit. The item "ART BLAKEY Original Album Cover Artwork'Originally' COLUMBIA RECORDS LP With COA" is in sale since Tuesday, March 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists A\Other Rock & Pop Artists A". The seller is "recordmecca" and is located in Venice, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.