REVOLVER 50: The Collage Series
In 1966, Klaus Voormann created the cover for the Beatles' seminal album, Revolver. Visually representing the band's new direction, the Revolver cover artwork became instantly iconic. In 1967, Voormann went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Cover - Graphic Arts.
Genesis's recent sell-out publication, Revolver 50: The Grammy Anniversary Edition, recounted the making of the cover in a graphic novel-style book. Now, for the first time, Voormann is returning to the collage medium to create a series of unique Revolver-themed artworks. 'REVOLVER 50: The Collage Series' brings alive the creative process that won Voormann a Grammy award 50 years ago.
Each 'REVOLVER 50' collage has been individually decorated with elements hand-crafted by Voormann – the pens, pencils, scissors, ink wells, and other artists' tools of the trade he used for the cover design, along with playfully-placed photos of The Beatles. Featuring a pen and ink drawing that represents the making of this historic Beatles cover, an archival Giclée on cotton rag paper is embellished with collage pieces drawn and hand-painted in watercolours, and signed by Klaus Voormann.
Voormann: "I had an idea of doing a collage again so people could get an original in their hands... It's a different version of the cover... right in the middle of creating it."
• Only 250 artworks
• Uniquely collaged
• Signed by Klaus Voormann
• Size: 24 3/4" x 24 3/4"
• Includes framing