Homage To Synth Design Made From Electronic Components
Tadao Kikumoto (Roland), Bob Moog and Roger Linn immortalized 01/12/08
Created by artist Mitch Wells, this giant, three panel multimedia piece (three panels= triptych in case you were wondering) features iconic likenesses of three major forces in the design of electronic musical instruments: Tadao Kikumoto of Roland, Bob Moog and Roger Linn.
Each person is holding a representation of their trade - Tadao holds the TB303, Bob Moog and envelope and filter modules, and Roger Linn the pads configuration made immortal by the MPC. Mitch says it was constructed by first painting the images onto the canvas, then attaching electronic parts to it in a medieval mosaic style. For the final print the item was photographed, then digitally touched up at maximum resolution.
The work is now available in several formats: a limited edition, hand painted, signed and numbered triptych; posters, customizable to your size and budget. Love this image but don't have walls? Skateboards and Coffee Cups are available from Zazzle.
A massive print of this work is currently on display at Halcyon Records, 57 Pearl Street, in Dumbo/Brooklyn.