'I wanted to include items from my personal archive that have played a part in my career over 60 years, to illustrate the detail behind the detail.' – Jimmy Page
For Jimmy Page: The Anthology, Jimmy Page is sharing hundreds of items from his private collection including costumes, stage equipment and instruments that have had a profound impact on the history of rock. The collection has been specially photographed under Jimmy Page’s art direction, from the curation of the items, to the lighting and the composition. Each photograph tells a story, revealing fine details such as the stitching, the wood grain, the wear and tear – all the marks of a phenomenal rock and roll career.
Now, Jimmy Page has selected a number of photographs to be made available as large format (20”x30”) archival prints. Presented in artist editions of only 75 numbered copies, each print is signed by Jimmy Page with a certificate of authenticity accompanying the final framed artwork. Printed in lightfast Giclée inks onto 100% cotton rag paper, Jimmy Page: The Anthology Portfolio celebrates the instruments, costumes and equipment of a musical genius in a collection of museum quality prints.
'When I began painting my Telecaster the pattern took on the imagery of a dragon. Once it was created and painted it became like the legendary Excalibur as it travelled from the Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin' - Jimmy PageFender 'Dragon' Telecaster, 1959, Supro Coronado 1690T amplifier, 1959, and an Oriental silk shawl worn by Jimmy in the Yardbirds.
'My session years were a fabulous apprenticeship... I was coming up with things in the studio and working on them at home, being at the forefront and pioneering them, like playing with the bow and the effects pedals and trying different recording techniques.' - Jimmy PageFender 'Dragon' Telecaster, 1959, and violin bow.
'This is the full stage set-up for Madison Square Garden in 1973. With Led Zeppelin, I extended the symbolism of the dragon into my stage wear. The suit I wore at Madison Square Garden (as seen in the ﬁlm The Song Remains the Same) has astrological symbols and dragons, and then I started to use those motifs on other costumes in 1975 and 1977.' - Jimmy PageBack, from left to right:The Song Remains the Same suit jacket resting on two Marshall 4 x 12" model 1982 speaker cabinets, circa 1969; Marshall JMP 100W amplifier heads: 'No 1' (Super Bass, 1969), 'No 4' and 'No 6' (Super Leads, 1968); two Echoplex EP-3 tape delays, 1970; Conn-ST6 Strobotuner, 1969.
'My Les Paul "Number One", chilling with the Song Remains the Same suit. I played the Les Paul on "Whole Lotta Love" and "What Is and What Should Never Be" and that decided it for me: it was deﬁnitely going to be the Les Paul from then on.'The Song Remains The Same suit and Gibson Les Paul Standard 'Number One', sunburst, 1959.
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