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Curious set of DW posters

Post by Darren » Mon 3 Mar, 2014 21:13:30

Hi Folks,

If you've not seen these then you are in for a pleasant surprise. I have only just discovered them and I love them. You can't see it clearly but the wine is a 1973 Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon.

I want one - it would look incredible above my Heron collection (I'm referring to the picture, not the wine, though I am sure the wine bottle would look great as well, but it'll be empty).

Created by photographer Mark Llewellyn (I'm not promoting him - I've never heard of him).

Enjoy.

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Post by Darren » Mon 3 Mar, 2014 22:02:39

Regards,

Darren.

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Re: Curious set of DW posters

Post by Jim » Mon 3 Mar, 2014 23:13:05

Darren wrote: If you've not seen these then you are in for a pleasant surprise. I have only just discovered them and I love them. You can't see it clearly but the wine is a 1973 Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon.
I, of course, was more interested to see what the books were... :D
(Thanks so much for sharing that!)

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Post by shanedwyer » Mon 17 Mar, 2014 13:24:22

I've only just noticed this thread. I keep missing so much on this site (I look, but I don't see). But thanks for posting Darren. All very interesting, but I won't be shelling out eighty odd quid for one of them.

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Post by ericmocata » Wed 19 Mar, 2014 23:31:53

Well, if anybody is wondering what the two books are in the picture, it looks like it's Gateway to Hell on the bottom and Ravishing of Lady Mary Ware on top.

Please tell me that I am not the only one who had to figure it out before looking away from that image.

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Post by shanedwyer » Thu 20 Mar, 2014 07:47:52

The sad thing is Eric- I tried to see which books they were, but couldn't.

'Presbyopia' I think it's called. :(

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Post by Darren » Thu 20 Mar, 2014 14:27:57

Now that you've identified them I can see the titles clearly - but I couldn't before. For completeness the third book in the other posters is The Strange Story of Linda Lee. I wonder if any thought went into the choice of the books - there's no obvious link. Perhaps he picked the three in best condition for his photo.
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Post by ericmocata » Fri 21 Mar, 2014 00:00:30

I didn't even see the pictures with three books, just the one with the wine bottle and the two books. I can't help but think that he just thought the books looked classy with their fine "leather-like" covers and supreme pseudo-gilding. I would imagine he just found a stack of them at a yard sale (do you have those in England?) and those three titles happened to be the ones he found. He probably thought, "Hmm, oh yeah, I remember this bloke. Used to be really popular, he was."

It would have been amusingly incongruous if it had been a bottle of beer with the books. Unless it was with Saturdays with Bricks, I guess. If he wanted to really capture the Wheatley spirit, right next to the table with the books and wine, he'd have a man spanking some naughty woman's bottom. Or is that too much?

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