Artist creates unique piece of White Album inspired artInspired by the four iconic photographs included in the original 1968 release of The Beatles (aka: The White Album), San Francisco based artist Max Totten has created a unique work of art.
Max’s High Relief or Alto-Relief sculpture, shown left, combines the four color portraits into a single work of art reminiscent of how these images were often found hung together on walls the world over some 40 plus years ago.
The work immediately brings to mind the high relief sculptures common in ancient Italy, Greece, and Victorian era England. The term high relief or alto-relief, where the sculpture projects at least half or more of its natural circuit is used to describe this sculptural technique, creating a sculpture giving the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background plane.
The piece is cast in a faux white color inspired by the original album’s slightly off white color, and measures 8″ x 11″. In all my years of collecting Beatles related art and memorabilia I’ve never seen anything quite like this. The artist is offering for sale a signed limited first edition of 250 pieces.