|This unique piece of original artwork by
renowned designer Spencer
Zahn has been offered for auction by Gary Brooker, the sale proceeds
to go to the BJ Wilson Memorial Fund, and to continue the running of
'Beyond the Pale', the Procol Harum website.
The dimensions of the picture, measured by Gary himself, are 709 x 738 mm. The artwork has been executed in charcoal on Rives BFK Elephant double weight paper. It has been fixed to prevent smudging.
We took two photographs of the Grand Hotel original: the first was taken out of doors at the Brooker residence on 26 October 2004 (as shewn, right); the second was taken indoors in Bristol on 8 November, with the addition of items to show the scale of the pictures: a yardstick and an apple.
The first rather over-emphasises the slightly yellow tinge of the art paper; the second has a blue tinge reflected from the cloth the pictures are propped against. Click on the main images to see them in detail.
This illustration shows the photo set-up for the champagne glass picture.
The camera is gaffer-taped to Gary's boom mic-stand; the photographer, leaning over the table-top to check the view-finder, is restrained from falling by an assistant grabbing his belt.
The Commander looks on in a supervisory capacity
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