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Crazy Nights (Proposed) (Tygers of Pan Tang)

A rare opportunity to purchase early original Matthews art.  This preliminary design for the album Crazy Nights by the Tygers of Pan Tang was eventually superseded by a less exaggerated version of the tiger and a couple of tiger moth biplanes.  Matthews actually prefers this version, not surprising, as he was leaning more towards surrealism at that time.  There is also a political comment being made here, as the city banker styled individuals, on their saucers, are wearing dunces caps associated with stupidity.

Note the spelling "tigers" - Matthews did not realise at the time, that the band's spelling of their name was "tygers".

Additional information:

  • Title: Crazy Nights (Proposed)
  • Year: 1981
  • Materials: pencil on tracing paper
  • Size (including mount): 29.8cm x 30.6cm (11.7” x 12”)
  • Presentation: mounted and wrapped in cellophane

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