17 original photos shot by Steve Lazarides on the day Banksy painted various versions of Think Tank comissioned by brit pop band BLUR. No other copies or negavties exist.
Provenance: Tony Stiles and Tristan Manco former owners of Tijuana Design Studio in Bristol. The design studio worked with Banksy on various projects. Gift from the artist.
"In 2003, when we were working on the Blur’s Think Tank cover, Steve Lazarides would send us photographic prints of the artwork painted by Banksy. We would use these photographs for the graphic design work for the vinyl, cd and promotional items for the release." These photos are unique.
A signed letter from Tony Stiles goes with the colelction.
Tony Stiles 03/08/2022
I was a partner with Tristan Manco in Tijuana Design, Bristol, UK, from 2002-2009. Together we designed Blur´s "Think Tank" album and single covers and the 4 "badmeaningood" album covers.
We worked personally with Banksy, as he was creating the artwork and Steve Lazarides, as he would supply photography of the artwork.
In 2003, when we were working on the Blur´s Think Thank cover, Steve Lazarides would send ud photographic prints of the artworks painted by Banksy in various locations.
These included the Think Tank cover and subsequent singles.
We used the photographs of the different artworks, to determine the final cover artwork. The final choice was picked by Banksy and Damon Albarn from Blur.
We then used the Couple with Diving Helmet photographs for the graphic design work. This included the vinyl, cd and promotional items for the release.