CHINATOWN with back cover
The Chinatown Album cover for Thin Lizzy was one of the most elaborate I ever created for the Irish rock band.
THIN LIZZY. CHINATOWN. ALBUM COVER. 1980.
The original artwork for this album was stolen back in 1980 –I was told it was on it’s way back to me and it never arrived so the only record I have of this, one of my very best works, is a treasured proof copy of the original cover. This proof copy is replicated by the print.
Here it is in all it’s former glory, exactly as I painted it.
I always remember Philip and Scott examining it after I flew over to London with the artwork. Philip was delighted, admiring the power of the imagery; Scott had his face right into it, scrutinizing every detail and said ’Jeez, Jim, you’ve painted every F***** scale on that dragon’.
That made my day. I was delighted too with the final printing -the record company really pulled the stops out.
The bottom right blank area is where I will sign, and number the print if limited edition.
All prints, with the exception of the A1: 33”x23”, are printed by me in my studio. The A1:33”x23” prints are printed professionally by a top quality Irish printing company. All prints are reproductions made directly from the original painting/drawing and are as close to the original as is possible.
A4 8.30”x 11.7” and A3 16.5″ x 11.69″ prints are Signed Open Edition.
A2: 23.4″x 16.5″ Prints are Signed Limited Editions of 295 and are embossed as proof of authenticity.
A1: 33.1″x 23.4″ Prints are Signed Limited Editions of 95 and are embossed as proof of authenticity. It can take up to 10 days from received payment to complete this order and ship 33”x23” prints.
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