Framed, double-matted quality print of album art for The Who's 1969 album Tommy, plate-signed by artist Michael McInnerney (British, born 1944). Per the certificate on its' back this is one of a limited edition of 9,800.
According to Wikipedia which gets much of the info from Dave Marsh's 1983 book Before I Get Old: The Story of The Who: "Townshend asked McInnerney to do the cover artwork for Tommy in September 1968... Townshend thought Mike McInnerney, a fellow follower of Meher Baba, would be a suitable choice to do the cover. As recording was near completion, McInnerney received a number of cassettes with completed songs and a brief outline for the story, which he immediately recognised as being based on Baba's teachings. He wanted to try and convey the world of a deaf, dumb and blind boy, and decided to "depict a kind of breaking out of a certain restricted plane into freedom."
This is a large, impressive and nicely matted display celebrating the legacy of The Who's legendary Tommy album and its' evocative album cover art.
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- Original print of the cover art for The Who's 1968 Tommy album
- Plate signed by original album artist Michael McInnerney
- Limited edition of 9,800
- Nicely framed piece with double white matting measuring 23.5" x 40.5"
- Pre-owned but in Excellent condition with only very minor mars on frame
- Great collectible for any fan of The Who
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S. (great value for this large piece)
- International shipping available