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That Lucky Old Sun

The signed limited edition, a book and fine art prints set

Brian Wilson & Peter Blake

That Lucky Old Sun is a co-signed book and original print set a work of art that represents the culmination of many years creativity between one of the most influential composers of our time, Brian Wilson, and one of the world's most-loved Pop artists, Sir Peter Blake.

Best described by Brian Wilson as 'a spiritual record', the book is accompanied by 12 original artworks. They are exclusively-created by Sir Peter Blake for Genesis collectors, as numbered fine art serigraphs.

'Extraordinary' The Independent

'Artwork worth investing in' GQ

The Artwork

That Lucky Old Sun

Bound in rich Italian cloth, the gilded case encloses 12 hand-pulled original prints, produced as numbered, fine art serigraphs and signed by the artist.

Peter Blake: 'This artwork is about Brian looking at somewhere like Venice Beach. It's Brian's California, which I'm very happy to make visual.'

Created using vintage postcards, photographs, cuttings and other ephemera, Peter's collages are a celebration of Brian's life and Southern California: the rare artworks exclusive to those who reserve a copy from the limited edition. Hand screened with over 20 individual inks, Peter has retained an exceptional degree of involvement. From his selection of inks, to affect the transparency and palette of achievable colour, to his final glaze, each of Peter's serigraphs is in effect an original work, rather than a reproduction.

Peter explains, 'In some of Brian's earlier songs he was using sounds the same way. "Caroline, No", ends with the sound of a passing train and then a dog barking in the distance. It's very much a "sound collage" and this is a similar way of working.'

Midnight's Another Day Facsimile

For That Lucky Old Sun Brian's hand-written lyrics and sheet music to his new track 'Midnight's Another Day' are published in facsimile. The three prints are ready for framing and presented in a bespoke envelope. The song has, Brian says, 'a spiritual message: midnight is another day.'
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The Authors

That Lucky Old Sun

Brian Wilson

That Lucky Old Sun was first performed at the Royal Festival Hall, London, in 2007. A year later it was developed in the studio. 'I wanted to put together a concept album,' Brian explains; and the result was hailed as a 'masterpiece' by The Times. This latest incarnation takes inspiration from Brian's original theme: a celebration of his life set against a moving tribute to his home state. 

Sir Peter Blake

Britain's pioneer of 'Pop Art', Peter is an elected member of the Royal Academy, an associate artist of The National Gallery and, in 2003, more than 40 years after his first solo exhibition, was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen. He has often said his figurative painting is the core of his work, the trunk of a tree whose branches include excursions into Pop Art, collage and printmaking.
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The Limited Edition

That Lucky Old Sun

Presented as limited edition book of only 1,000 numbered sets, That Lucky Old Sun is personally signed by both artists, Brian Wilson and Peter Blake.

The numbered book, hand-signed by Brian and Peter, includes illustrated new interviews with Brian and an essay by noted author Harvey Kubernik. Brian speaks at length about his life and work today, reflecting on his compositions and inspirations. The 12 new artworks are published as individual plates with a preface by Peter who describes the work in his own words.

The collection is safely preserved within a hand-crafted box, made in Italy and bound in two cloths - colours of which represent the hues of the Californian sky. The box is decoratively blocked in silver and gold foils with a portrait of Brian inset on the inside cover.

The edition would not be complete without one of the first CD pressings of the album, a copy of which is included in every boxed set. Also included is an original laminate VIP pass, saved from the first live performances of That Lucky Old Sun. It is attached by a ribbon, as a bookmark.

In design and finish That Lucky Old Sun is personally overseen and, as such, reflects the same spirit of invention for which Peter Blake and Brian Wilson are renowned.
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That Lucky Old Sun

The signed limited edition, a book and fine art prints set

That Lucky Old Sun

That Lucky Old Sun

  • ISBN:
    9781905662128
  • Deluxe:
    1000 copies
  • Signed by:
    Brian Wilson & Sir Peter Blake
  • Contributors:
    Brian Wilson, Peter Blake, Harvey Kubernick
  • Binding:
    Bound in blue cloth with orange page edging.
  • Box:
    Folding solander box, bound in cloth with gold and silver blocking.
  • Extras:
    12 original artist prints; 3 facsimile music sheets and lyrics to 'Midnight's Another Day'; a genuine VIP pass from the Brian Wilson concerts of THAT LUCKY OLD SUN; the CD pressing of the album.
Deluxe £900

The signed limited edition book, and original print set, by Sir Peter Blake and Brian Wilson. GQ magazine: "Artwork worth investing in".

  • Page size: 190mm x 265mm
  • 56 pages
  • 11000 words
  • 22 images
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