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Mitchell, Joni; Mayall, John; Stevens, Cat; Voormann, Klaus; Wood, Ronnie & Cody, Commander. JONI MITCHELL, CAT STEVENS, RON WOOD & OTHERS: STARART ("STAR ART") . Alberta, Canada: Starart Productions Limited, 1979. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 239 pages. Fine. Signed.

Retrospective collection of art by pop and rock music icons. One of the finest collections of its kind ever published. Limited Edition of 300 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. The edition is now very rare. A brilliant production by Debby Chesher: Oversize-volume format in oblong shape. Maroon leatherette boards with gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine and gilt page edges, 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, and captions as well as supplementary materials such as vintage photographs and preliminary sketches. Matching leatherette slipcase. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Canada to absolutely the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the original art of six "Hall of Fame" pop and rock music figures in the most collectible format possible. 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 many musician/composers, lyricists, singers, and performers were also immensely talented, imaginative, and (especially in the case of Joni Mitchell) sublime visual artists. All of Mitchell's album covers showcase her delicately beautiful art, the perfect complement to her anthem-songs, which are among the greatest ever written in our time. One of her most ardent fans was Andy Warhol, and the originals fetch tens of thousands of dollars (if you can still find them). Star-art styles run the gamut of contemporary art: Figurative, representational, semi-abstract, abstract, Folk Art, Pop Art, futuristic/science fiction/fantasy-inspired, art that is directly and affectingly inspired by music, art that fuses diverse influences, art that hints at both sensuality and spirituality. Debby Chesher's design is scrupulous yet unpretentious. She lets the artists and their works speak for themselves. A "must-have" title for pop/rock music and contemporary art collectors. This copy is Number 17, indicated 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 boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Debby Chesher. In a truly lovely gesture, Ronnie Wood wrote a long inscription in black pen on Page 163, and inserted a Polaroid self-portrait of himself and his baby boy. By the time of the book's publication, Cat Stevens had converted to Islam (which does not recognize his art or his music). A Note Insert says that he could not sign the book as a result of his conversion. This edition sold out before publication and is now very highly collectible. This is the only copy available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Authentic Joni Mitchell and Ronnie Wood signatures are impossible to find. Here they are, in a Limited Edition format 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. $2500.00

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