Title: STARART ("STAR ART") : THE LIMITED EDITION -...
Publisher: Alberta, Canada: StarArt Productions Limited, 1979
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 239 pages. Published in 1979. Collection of art by pop and rock music icons. One of the most beautiful art collections of its kind ever published in our time. Limited Slipcased Edition of 300 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Debby Chesher: Oversize-volume format. Maroon leatherette boards with gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Art by Joni Mitchell, John Mayall, Cat Stevens, Klaus Voormann, Ronnie Wood, and Commander Cody. Each artist contributes his or her own text. Interviews, Captions, and Supplementary Materials such as vintage photographs and preliminary sketches. Gilt page edges. Matching leatherette slipcase. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Canada to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its most collectible format, "Starart". The original art of six "Hall of Fame" pop and rock music figures. Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, and Ronnie Wood (of the Rolling Stones) are surely the most iconic. Still, the art of John Mayall, Klaus Voormann, and Commander Cody are eye-openers that complete the picture, as it were, of the time during the latter part of the 20th century when some musician/composers, lyricists, singers, and performers were also immensely talented, imaginative, and (especially in the case of Joni Mitchell) truly great visual artists. All of Mitchell's album covers showcase her delicately lyrical art, the perfect complement to her anthem-songs. One of her most ardent fan-collectors (as an artist, not just as a composer/performer) was Andy Warhol, and the originals fetch tens of thousands of dollars (if you can still find them). The styles run the gamut of contemporary art: Figurative, representational, semi-abstract, abstract, Folk Art, Pop Art, futuristic/science fiction/fantasy, art that is directly and affectingly inspired by music, art that fuses diverse influences, and art that hints at both sensuality and spirituality. An absolute "must-have" title for Joni Mitchell, pop/rock music, and contemporary art collectors. This copy is Number 17, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen by Joni Mitchell, John Mayall, Klaus Voormann, Ronnie Wood, and Commander Cody. It is also very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Debby Chesher. In a lovely gesture, Ronnie Wood also wrote a long inscription in black pen on Page 163, and inserted an original Polaroid self-portrait of himself and his baby boy. This title is a great art book. As far as we know, this is the only such copy of the Limited Slipcased Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: By the time of the book's publication, Cat Stevens had long converted to Islam (which prohibits his art and his music). A Note Insert is intact that says he could not sign the book as a result of his conversion. Copies available online have major flaws ("gently used"). Even more important: Authentic Joni Mitchell and Ronnie Wood signatures are nearly impossible to find these days. Here they are, in a Limited Edition book no less. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. Some of the greatest pop and rock music/artists of our time. A fine collectible copy. ISBN 096900530X. Bookseller Inventory # 14918
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