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PostSubject: Seldom Seen Kid cover on show   Tue 08 Dec 2009, 12:03

The original art for the front cover of TSSK has been donated to Manchester Art Gallery's permanent Manchester collection, by Guy. Here's the bumpf from their mailout:

We are thrilled to announce that the artwork for Bury-band Elbow’s Mercury
> Award-winning album, The Seldom Seen Kid, has been loaned to Manchester Art
> Gallery.
> Painted by Manchester-based artist, Oliver East, it depicts a cube which
> represents Piccadilly train station while its frame, made by Tom Anstell,
> is from the old banister of the 'Temple Of Convenience', an underground bar
> on Great Bridgewater Street within which the band wrote many of the album’s
> lyrics.
> Elbow’s frontman, Guy Garvey has commented:"The album is about life and
> death, love and loss, good times and bad in this city. It seemed fitting
> that Oliver's painting with its tower cranes and sky scrapers, high brick
> walls and shiny glass buildings should be the front cover. Tom’s frame is
> perfect. The Temple has been a hub for artists and musicians for years.
> That banister had been very necessary for most of them.

It's on show now I think, although I haven't been down yet. It being in the 'permanent' collection, I don't think there's any need to rush.
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