The Eternal Buzz and the Crock of Gold is the first publication of the art of Shane MacGowan with handwritten lyrics and unpublished writing, limited to 1000 copies.
Leather bound unique first copy with additional bespoke embellishments for this edition only
Photograph of Shane with book #1
Letter to owner plus certificate of ownership
Signed and customised by Shane MacGowan
Personalised inscription and message from artist
Handwritten Fairytale of New York lyric print, limited to this publication only (1 of 10)
Original artwork from the collection
Weight: Approximately 4 kg
Pagination: 504 pages
Internal pages: 170gsm Matt
All Pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual finished product may vary.
This may look like a book, but appearances can be deceptive. For once your psyche has absorbed this experience, there is no returning to innocence. You may become enlightened or you may be forever tormented.
As the esteemed art critic Waldemar Januzczak puts it in his introduction to the book, ‘this is a gateway into the torrent of mercuric, violent, rude, sexy, blasphemous, bollock-naked and occasionally tender imagery that forms the mental and emotional landscape of Shane MacGowan.
It’s the spit, snot and tears of art. Splattering onto the page in a psychic storm of lines, words and colour.’
From the man who brought forth such musical masterpieces as Fairytale Of New York, Streams of Whiskey and A Pair of Brown Eyes, this limited edition art folio book presents a complete psychedelic collection of never-before-seen or published illustrations, drawings, lyrics, stories, snippets and secretions from the pen of Shane, dating back to his childhood, and journeying through six decades of punk and Irish revelry.
This is the visual backdrop to the songs of The Nips, The Pogues, and The Popes, populated with the outcasts and the unwanted, the rebels and the mystics, the brutalised and the brutal, the fierce and the fragile, with the lurid and the romantic and the dregs of the depths of the soul of the human being and everything beyond. You have been warned.
The Eternal Buzz and the Crock of Gold by Shane MacGowan is a remarkable art folio that will only be presented in this form for a single print run of 1000 books. Curated by Victoria Mary Clarke, edited by Paul Trainer, foreword by Johnny Depp. Published by Rain Street and Infinitum Nihil.