A Bob Thomas group of original paintings created for The Grateful Dead album jacket "Live/Dead," 196
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A Bob Thomas group of original paintings created for The Grateful Dead album jacket "Live/Dead," 1969
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A Bob Thomas group of original paintings created for The Grateful Dead album jacket "Live/Dead," 1969
Three works rendered by the artist who had an important association with the band. The first piece is an oil on board "concept" painting depicting a mythological woman ascending from the sun (a prototype for what would eventually be used on the album's cover); the second piece is an oil on canvas painting of the actual art that was used on the final version of the front cover (a slightly different version of the woman but now floating above a coffin, set against the word 'Live' as a banner above her reads "Live Dead"), the third piece is also an oil on canvas painting of the actual art that was used on the final version of the back cover (the word 'Dead' elongated and set against a blue and white star background). Also included is the record album still in its original shrink-wrapping and a 1969-era standee of the album's front cover that was used as an in-store display when the record was first released.
Concept painting; 27 x 24in; Other two; Framed; 30 1/2 x 30 1/2in

Footnotes

  • Bob Thomas is also noted for being one of the co-creators of the band's famous "Steal Your Face" skull logo in 1969.
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