The Cars – Candy O
Hand signed by: Ric Ocasek – Elliott Easton – Greg Hawkes – Benjamin Orr – David Robinson
Candy-O is the second studio album by the American rock band The Cars. It was released in 1979 on Elektra Records. The album cover was painted by artist Alberto Vargas, who was known for his paintings of pin-up girls that appeared in Esquire and Playboy magazines in the 1940s and 1960s. The idea to hire Vargas came from drummer David Robinson, the band’s artistic director and a collector of pin-ups. The 83-year-old Vargas had retired several years earlier but was persuaded to take the assignment by his niece, who was a fan of The Cars. The painting, depicting a woman sprawled across the hood of a car, was based on a photo shoot directed by Robinson at a Ferrari dealership. The model, coincidentally named Candy Moore (famous for having played Lucille Ball’s onscreen daughter on The Lucy Show), briefly dated Robinson afterward.
Custom Designed Award style with Genuine Gold Award Album
Measures: 30” x 40” x 2”