An original hand-retouched color photograph of Jazz great Thelonious Monk used on the back cover of the 1983 album Thelonious Monk: The Tokyo Concerts released by Columbia Records as part of their Contemporary Masters Series. This unique, one-of-a-kind 8" x 10" hand colored photograph was hand 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 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 Recordmeccas written lifetime guarantee of authenticity. See our other listings for more rare Jazz artwork from the same collection. (Album is illustrated for reference, but not included with photograph in this listing). 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 "THELONIOUS MONK Original Album Cover Artwork 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.