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Prince Charming

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (published)

  • Date:

    1981 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ant, Adam, born 1954 (concept)
    Ballard, Allan (photographer)
    Fogden, Ian (artist)
    CBS Corporation - CBS Records (record label)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour print (probably offset lithograph) on card

  • Museum number:

    E.585-1985

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 38

Physical description

Card gatefold cover sleeve for the long-playing 12" record 'Prince Charming' recorded by the group Adam and the Ants.

The front of the cover is lettered with the band name and album title and shows a photographic image of Adam Ant, viewed from the waist up, dressed in the New-Romantic style.

The inside of the cover shows photographic images off all five band members set against a painted image of a baroque hall with blue walls. The album tracklist is lettered on the walls of the hallway.

The back of the cover shows a full-length group portrait of four of the band members (not Adam Ant) dressed in the New-Romantic style. The back is lettered in gold with a copyright statement, CBS logo and catalogue number '85268'.

Place of Origin

Europe (published)

Date

1981 (published)

Artist/maker

Ant, Adam, born 1954 (concept)
Ballard, Allan (photographer)
Fogden, Ian (artist)
CBS Corporation - CBS Records (record label)

Materials and Techniques

Colour print (probably offset lithograph) on card

Marks and inscriptions

The back is lettered in gold with: a copyright statement; CBS logo and catalogue number '85268'; 'CB 271 / 57 / LC 0149'.

The cover is lettered with the band name (in red capitals) and album title (in gold cursive).

The walls of the hall in the inside design are lettered either side with the track listing and (on the left) 'THE THIRD ADAM & THE ANTS L.P.' and (on the right) 'ALL SONGS BY ANT/MARCO'.

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 cm closed, Width: 31.5 cm closed, Height: 31.5 cm opened, Width: 63 cm opened

Descriptive line

Gatefold cover sleeve for the long-playing 12" record 'Prince Charming' recorded by the group Adam and the Ants. Artwork concept by Adam Ant, featuring photography by Allan Ballard and artwork by Ian Fogden. Published by CBS Records, Europe, 1981.

Materials

Card

Techniques

Colour printing

Subjects depicted

Waistcoats; Singer; Baroque; Men

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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