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Donovan Signed Prints


Donovan A Gift From A Flower To A Garden Limited Edition Print

Hand Signed By Donovan and Artist Karl Ferris
Donovan A Gift From A Flower To A Garden Limited Edition Print

Date: 2007

Signed By: Donovan and Karl Ferris In Pencil

Edition: 95 World Wide

Dimensions: Image 19 x 19" / Paper 27 x 28"

Atelier: Dekkel Fine Art Publishing

Condition: New - mint condition

Medium: Screenprint & Giclee On Somerset Velvet Enhanced, 330 gsm

British Pounds£995
US Dollars$1323
Japanese Yen¥170792

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Donovan Signed Prints

Epic released Donovan's fifth album, an ambitious 2-disc set
entitled A Gift from a Flower to a Garden, one of the first rock
music boxed sets, and only the third pop-rock double album ever
released. It was split thematically into two halves. The first
record, subtitled "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", was written for
the people of his generation that would one day be parents; the
second, subtitled "For Little Ones", was a collection of songs
Donovan had written especially for the coming generation. Worried
that it might be a poor seller, Epic boss Clive Davis insisted
that the albums be split and sold separately in the USA, but his
fears were unfounded - although it took some time, the boxed set
sold steadily, eventually peaking at #19 on US album chart and
achieving gold record status in the US in early 1970.

The psychedelic and mystical overtones of the work were
unmistakable -- the front cover (photographed at Bodiam Castle)
featured an infra-red photograph by psychedelic album cover
photographer Karl Ferris of Donovan dressed in a robe holding
flowers and peacock feathers, while the back cover photo by
Ferris showed him holding hands with Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh
Yogi. Surprisingly, the liner notes included an appeal from
Donovan for young people to give up the use of all drugsa
decidedly 'un-hip' stance for a rock musician at the height of
the Summer of Love. Donovan's early public disavowal of drugs was
no doubt motivated in part by his drug bust, but Donovan was (and
remains) strongly opposed to hard drugs a belief that was no
doubt reinforced by the rapid physical and mental decline of his
friend Brian Jones.