Blinds & Shutters: The Story of the Sixties - Signed by Francis Bacon - Signed Edition
Blinds & Shutters: The Story of the Sixties - Signed by Francis Bacon
Hand Signed by Francis Bacon to a Signature Page
Hardback Leather Quarter Bound Slipcase Edition
New & Unread
The Photography of Michael Cooper
BLINDS & SHUTTERS is the story of the Sixties, a cult classic and a publishing benchmark. It is quite simply Genesis Publication’s most famous book and widely regarded as the cornerstone of any rock'n'roll library. Now, 30 years after the first copies were produced and to celebrate 45 years in publishing, Genesis is releasing the final 600 copies in the edition, presented in a special anniversary binding. With over 600 photographs and a 30,000-word text from 93 legendary contributors, BLINDS & SHUTTERS is not only a unique insider’s view of the Sixties through the lens of photographer Michael Cooper, it is the defining record of an era, as told by those who were at its centre. From musicians such as Eric Clapton and George Harrison, to artists Andy Warhol and David Hockney, to writers William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, the list of contributors to BLINDS & SHUTTERS is nothing short of awe-inspiring. 50,000 autographs were given during the making of BLINDS & SHUTTERS in 1989; each anniversary copy is signed personally by at least nine of the contributors listed below including Francis Bacon in this particular edition
'Michael had that perfect ability to take all those pictures without annoying anybody. It would be accepted by whoever was around - people wouldn't know they were having their picture taken.' - KEITH RICHARDS
Through his association with London's influential art dealer Robert Fraser, the Rolling Stones and The Beatles, Michael Cooper met the artists, writers, poets and musicians of the time as well as the courtiers surrounding them. The result of five years' international research and close collaboration with the 93 contributors, BLINDS & SHUTTERS is a mind-expanding journey through the Sixties, internationally acclaimed as the definitive cult chronicle of that decade.
'The subjects of my book are not just faces I have photographed but people I have worked with, or become involved with on a very personal level. This is why I prefer to think of this book not just as my own, but a collective work.' - Michael Cooper (1972)
'When Michael Cooper was working in the Sixties it was a much more exhilarating and productive period... There was exploration and excitement in all the arts and a feeling that something could happen.' - FRANCIS BACON
THE LIMITED EDITION Presented in a special anniversary binding, the 368-page book is quarter bound in leather with foil blocking and silkscreened page edging. An individually placed photograph is inset into the book's front cover. A hand-made slipcase houses each book. The publication's large format (360mm x 250mm) provides the perfect medium for Michael Cooper's work, which is printed on a fine quality, heavy (170 gsm) paper.
The signature montage images shown are for reference only and your copy will vary, but will include an original hand signed signature by Francis Bacon and signatures from an additonal random eight of the following contributors.
Contributors: Tariq Ali, Kenneth Anger, Neil Aspinall, Brian Auger, Don Bachardy, Francis Bacon, Long John Baldry, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Jo Bergman, Andrew Birkin, Sir Peter Blake, Derek Boshier, Jenny Boyd, Pattie Boyd, William Burroughs, Donald Cammell, Anthony Caro, Patrick Caulfield, Eric Clapton, Leonard Cohen, Adam Cooper, David Courts, Spencer Davis, Jim Dine, Terry Doran, Julie Driscoll, John Dunbar, Duane Eddy, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Fraser, Jean Genet, Christopher Gibbs, Ralph Gibson, Allen Ginsberg, Richard Hamilton, George Harrison, Richie Havens, Jann Haworth, David Hockney, Dennis Hopper, John Irvin, Mick Jagger, Sarah Janson, Allen Jones, John Kasmin, Craig Kauffman, Phil Kaufman, Tony Kent, Astrid Kirchherr, Stash Klossowski, Al Kooper, Gavin Lambert, Sandy Lieberson, Paul McCartney, Michael McClure, John McConnell, Earl McGrath, Ian McLagan, Taj Mahal, Gerard Malanga, Ann Marshall, John Mayall, Richard Merkin, Nicholas Monro, Kim Moon, Ed Moses, Graham Nash, Harry Nilsson, Claes Oldenburg, Anita Pallenberg, Eduardo Paolozzi, Gretchen Parsons, Keith Richards, Perry Richardson, Bridget Riley, Larry Rivers, George Segal, Colin Self, Carly Simon, Terry Southern, Dusty Springfield, Ringo Starr, Ian Stewart, Dean Stockwell, Derek Taylor, Jurgen Vollmer, Klaus Voormann, Andy Warhol, Charlie Watts, Nigel Waymouth, Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood, and the book's Executive Consultant, Bill Wyman.
Format: Hardback Edition
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