Adam and the Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier - LP sleeve
Peter Ashworth

Adam and the Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier - LP sleeve

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Limited edition hand printed photograph : 12 off each image.

Paper size: approx 51 cm (20 inch) (W) x 61 cm (24 inch) (H)
Image size: approx 46 cm (18 inch) square

Printed on exhibition quality FujiFlex Supergloss photographic paper 
Signed Certificate of Authenticity included.
This photograph is part of the National Portrait Gallery permanent collection

On the 9th August 1980, prior to his first slot on Top of the Pops, Adam got the band together in a small rehearsal room in Brixton to create a video test. Shooting stills from the monitor screen during the band performance produced some powerful images. Two days later a repeat shoot from the video recording, in a blacked-out studio, produced the sleeve image. The first time a video image had been used on a record sleeve. The cathode-ray television screen pattern grounds the slightly blurry Adam, giving the image an added intensity. The band rehearsal was on the 5th August 1980.

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Each new order initiates the creation of a new print so expect a delivery time of up to 28 days.

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Date: 11 August 1980
Art direction: Julian Balme. Shot: 5/7th August 1980. 
Location: Brixton rehearsal room/CBS video suite. 
Film: EPR.135.36 colour transparency. 
Camera: Nikon F2 w 85mm lens. 
This version was created from a scan of the original sleeve artwork print, on the 16th February 2015, for the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

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Peter Ashworth

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