William’s Special #2

Christie’s will be holding a Rock and Pop Memorabilia Auction on December 4th featuring “some of the more choice lots to hit the lots in quite some time”. One item, estimated at 5,000 to 7,000 USD, is this abstract painting by Frank Zappa entitled William’s Special #2.

6 Responses to “William’s Special #2”

  1. Duncan says:

    Surely Number 2 (#2) rather than H2.
    That will be Kenny and Ronnie?

  2. Another Barry says:

    Yeah, that looks to me like a # symbol, rather than an H.
    I didn’t know Frank did any painting…apparently not too prominently anyway.

  3. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Ack, you’re most probably right Duncan. Overlooked that one, doh!

  4. Duncan says:

    Should we tell Christies they have got it wrong – and make them reprint the catalogue :)
    Zappa was very much a painter/graphic designer before moving to music. Check out his school days painting… those curtains could have been done by Schenkel himself.
    Some Zappa’s move from music to graphics. :)

  5. Paul Sempschi says:

    The painting looks like Frank’s night at St. Mary’s, love the pink juxtoposed with the green though.
    H2: (ha-chwo) = (ah-choo)

  6. jim says:

    The “William’s Special” one isn’t my cup of wolverines … but that one from 1958 with the opera — oooooooooh! Not often a poor old Galoot like me wants 2 be bourgeois enough 2 do something like hunt these nice folks down & shove 50-75K in their face fer a mere graphic, but – !
    “Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny.”