It claimed to be the artwork for Blur’s 1999 single “Tender,” and as Line of Best Fit writes, was “featured on the band’s promotional art tour for 13 — their final proper record before Coxon left the band in the early ’00s.”
The four-by-nine-foot piece has a “Buy It Now” asking price of $899, and it hasn’t attracted any bids yet — but it did catch the attention of Coxon himself, who has suggested the piece was stolen.
Coxon tweeted: “It’s weird that someone is auctioning my private property.. Something I have been trying to locate for a long time… Is it allowed?”
It's weird that someone is auctioning my private property.. Something I have been trying to locate for a long time… Is it allowed?
Here’s a pic of the art and the auction’s description.
Meanwhile, Blur’s new album The Magic Whip is out in April. Watch the video for the record’s first single, “Go Out,” down below…
“This piece is the artwork for Blur’s top 10 (actually #2) UK single Tender, as painted by Graham Coxon. Graham was responsible for all the artwork from the album 13. This piece was part of a collection of Graham Coxon’s art that travelled the world as part of a Blur “13” promotional art tour. Gallery shows of Graham’s art were set up in cities around the world to promote the release of 13 in 1999. This piece was part of the tour and has been in my possession ever since.
This is a one-off digital print. To the seller’s understanding there is not another print like this in existence anywhere in the world.
It would make a stunning focal point for any living room or bedroom – especially if you are a fan of Blur, Graham Coxon, modern British artists…
The piece was moved from London to Los Angeles in 2006 by a professional shipping company.
It is now time for this piece to find a new home to hang in.