Janis Joplin – Cheap Thrills
Hand signed by: Janis Joplin & Robert Crumb
The cover was drawn by underground cartoonist Robert Crumb after the band’s original cover idea, a picture of the group naked in bed together, was dropped by the record company. Crumb had originally intended his art for the LP back cover, with a portrait of Janis Joplin to grace the front. But Joplin—an avid fan of underground comics, especially the work of Crumb—so loved the Cheap Thrills illustration that she demanded Columbia Records place it on the front cover. It is number nine on Rolling Stone’s list of one hundred greatest album covers. Crumb later allowed prints of the cover, some of which he signed before sale.
Custom Designed Award Style with Genuine RIAA Gold Award Album
Measures: 30” x 40” x 2”