JACKIE WILSON (at THE APOLLO) 2010 fine art print / edition of 20 / $165.00
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. was a pivotal figure in the transition of Rhythm & Blues into Soul Music in the 1950s. A master showman with a multi-octave range, Wilson raised goosebumps with sudden spikes to an upper register. He had impeccable sartorial class and dazzled audiences with spectacular dance moves. These explosive qualities earned him the sobriquet "Mr. Excitement."

Wilson (b. Detroit, 1934) first gained fame as a member of the R&B vocal group The Dominoes (replacing the legendary Clyde McPhatter in 1953). In 1957 Wilson went solo, becoming a stylistic polymath who genre-surfed R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop, big band, rock—even easy listening. Jackie and Elvis professed a mutual admiration. As a late 1950s superstar, he helped pave the way for the Motown and Memphis soul vogue of the 1960s. In fact, a number of his 1950s hits—including the 1958 smash "Lonely Teardrops"—were co-written by an emerging songsmith and later Motown mogul named Berry Gordy. Read more ...

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Only twenty (20) prints of JACKIE WILSON were produced for this edition. Each print is signed in the lower right by the artist, hand-titled in the center, and numbered in the lower left (all beneath the image). We have sold print numbers 1/20 thru 8/20, and are now offering numbers 9/20 and 10/20, unframed, for $165 each (plus shipping and handling). Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.

The image area is 10" high x 10" wide centered on an untrimmed 11" x 17" sheet. The work (minus edition markings) originally appeared in the comics/graphics anthology Blab. The print's sepia toning is replicated from the original painting, a watercolor on board. Paper, ink, and production specifications, as well as shipping details, are available on our PRINT SPECS page.