PETER BEARD: LIMITED EDITION HORS COMMERCE PRINT FOR FLEETWOOD MAC'S "TUSK"
(BEARD, PETER) (FLEETWOOD MAC). Beard, Peter. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Records, 1979. First Edition. Elephant Folio. Color Photolithographic Print. Promotional Print. Fine.. One 34 x 24" heavy paper sheet printed using four color continuous-tone photolithography recto only, 1 illustration. This is the striking print art-directed by Larry Vigon in collaboration with Peter Beard that was produced by Warner Bros. Records as a limited edition promotional item for Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk". Beard, along with photographers Jayme Odgers and Norman Seeff contributed the album package's photography, and was selected to contribute this image for what became a luxe in-house giveaway for the label's promotions staff. While visiting Los Angeles, Beard photographed his collaged diaries - incorporating his images of band members Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and John McVie - in the dirt beside some train tracks, with his hand visible in the bottom left corner in the image. The resulting transparency was sent to Chicago's noted Black Box printers, who produced this spectacular limited edition continuous-tone four color photolithograph. A brand new, most handsome flat example of this exceedingly uncommon object issued hors commerce - never commercially for sale - perfect for the Peter Beard and/or Fleetwood Mac completeist. Inventory Number: 026482