A good number of Mod, jazz and soul classics with these classic album artworks by Mark Wade Art. And your chance to own something unique.
I have been meaning to feature Mark Wade for some time, as his artwork is fascinating. At first glance, just an album cover. But there is so much more to this than meets the eye.
Windsor-based Mark loves his music and his vinyl. He’s also a very talented artist. So marrying up those two things seems a logical step. Mark does that by hand-painting realistic and enlarged 3-dimensional replicas of album covers, capturing every little detail, right down to the scuffed and creased corners of a well-loved album cover.
The end result is something very familiar, but at the same time unique. Quite literally too. Mark only paints an album cover once. So when it sells, that’s it. No more. Well, almost.
The painting itself is unique, but for those looking for more affordable options, Mark also produces limited edition prints of his paintings in the same process which also come framed and mounted like the original painting. So if you can’t stretch to a one-off, you can always go for a limited edition of one of the albums.
He also does commissions, so if there is something you really want as a painting on your wall (and it hasn’t been painted as yet) then give Mark a shout and he might be able to produce something for you.
What you see on this page is a mix of past work and pieces currently for sale. Sadly, a couple of classics by The Jam have now sold as originals, as have a couple of iconic jazz albums. But there are some classics still to be had.
Specials by The Specials and The Kids Are Alright by The Who, for example, as well as Buhaina’s Delight by Art Blakey and Hub-tones by Freddie Hubbard. But as I said, there are options to buy prints of some of the past paintings and you can always commission something too. For me, some of the Kent soul compilation sleeves would look great as paintings. Might have to browse through the collection to see which one would work best.
Obviously, price plays a part in this and if you want an original, you are looking at £1,295. Although you can arrange to pay in instalments if that makes life easier.
The prints are more affordable. They are priced from £140, depending on the one you go for. Note that each print is signed and stamped with the artist’s stamp, numbered and provided with a certificate of authenticity as a Limited Edition.
Want to know more? Have a look at the Mark Wade Art website.