Super rare Queen Proof Artwork Sheets For The 3″ CD Single Series 1988 – Watch The Video

Our buyers recently acquired a very small batch of hand rendered sleeve artwork for the series of 3″ CD singles that were issued in 1988.

Each piece is set out with a tracing paper overlay showing the sleeve artwork and hand annotations detailing colour specifications, borders and backgrounds, over a flat plan layout of the sleeve with the reverse tracklisting and spine text.

Publishing credits differ to the final sleeve [omission of Queen Productions Ltd. credit] and annotations to the art show how they were to be revised, making these pieces truly ‘a work in progress’ at the time.

The pieces are mounted on to a thick card base complete with the original Artful Dodgers stickered grey paper front.

Each piece is unique and could be framed and displayed to best effect, absolutely one for the Queen archivist.

Watch the video here…

 

Explore these pieces of artwork here

  • Queen - A Kind Of Magic Tour Poster - French - poster - Promo - £195.00, $237.90, €216.45 (Back In Stock) (arrived 11-Oct-2019 15:35)

    QUEEN A Kind Of Magic Tour Poster (Very rare 1986 Vintage Billboard poster for the gig held on the 14th June 1986 for the French date of the tour with support from Marillion and Level 42! Measuring 46" x 62½", this very special poster carries the band logos and an advert strip highlighting the Christopher Lambert/Sean connery film Highlander from the same year which famously featured the music from The A Kind Of Magic album. Only a small number of these posters were made and displayed around the city with the majority destroyed afterwards, but this one survived with only minor wear; there is a 2" tear to the middle of the right side [with no paper loss] and a pin-hole in each corner & light creasing here or there along the edges. The colours are still clear & vibrant making this an ideal candidate for framing to then dominate a wall and become a sure-fire conversation piece!)

  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - SuperSizeArt Numbered Print - UK - artwork - £195.00, $237.90, €216.45 (New Item) (arrived 07-Oct-2019 13:37)

    QUEEN Bohemian Rhapsody - SUPERSIZE NUMBERED PRINT - Ideal for home framing in a frame of your choice.Morgan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art and in 2010 he was shortlisted and received display notices at The RoyalAcademy. Morgan currently shows at Galleries in London and Manchester and his work hangs at BBC Radio 2 and at BBC Radio 6Music. His series of 45RPM paintings are unique, with each single only ever painted once. Many are now owned by the original artists suchas Ozzy Osbourne, Neil Diamond and Jerry Dammers as well as the music companies themselves: Morgan Howell FRSA Limited Edition Prints of his original 3D Paintings St.Albans, Hertfordshire His first Supersize 45 was House of the Rising Sun by The Animals painted in 2009 on The Columbia label.Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was written by Freddie Mercury for the band’s 1975 album ‘A Night at the Opera’. The song has no chorus, instead consisting of several sections: a ballad segment ending with a guitar solo, an operatic passage, and a hard rock section. At the time, it was the most expensive single ever made and remains one of the most elaborate recordings in popular music history. The single topped the UK chart for 9 weeks and sold more than a million copies by the end of January 1976. It reached number one again in 1991 for 5 weeks following Mercury’s death, eventually becoming the UK’s third best-selling single of all time. In America the song originally peaked at #9 in 1976, however, it returned to the chart at #2 in 1992 following its revived popularity in the film ‘Wayne's World’. Strictly limited to just 75 numbered copies Printed on fine art paper, signed, stamped and numbered by Morgan Howell Size: 430mm x 530mm (17" x 21") Note, this print is not framed and the image is a suggested frame style only. ** Produced at point of order and despatched by Morgan personally within 48 hours, Monday to Friday only**

 

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