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Jeff Buckley Caricature, shown here in 1996, age 29 for the back cover of his posthumous album, (Sketches for) My Sweetheart the Drunk, released in May, 1998.
Buckley was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Buckley amassed a following in the early 1990s by playing cover songs at venues in Manhattan’s East Village, such as Sin-é, gradually focusing more on his own material. After rebuffing much interest from record labels and his father Tim Buckley’s manager Herb Cohen, he signed with Columbia, recruited a band, and recorded what would be his only studio album, Grace, in 1994.
His biological father, Tim Buckley, was a singer-songwriter who released a series of highly acclaimed folk and jazz albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and whom, he said, he only met once, at the age of eight. After his biological father died of a drug overdose in 1975, he chose to go by Buckley and his real first name, which he found on his birth certificate.
He began playing guitar at the age of five after discovering an acoustic guitar in his grandmother’s closet. His stepfather introduced him to Led Zeppelin, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, and Pink Floyd at an early age. Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti was the first album he ever owned.
In 1997, Buckley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to resume work on the album, to be titled “My Sweetheart the Drunk”, recording many four-track demos while also playing weekly solo shows at a local venue.
On May 29, 1997, in Memphis, while awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim, fully clothed, in the Wolf River Harbor on the Mississippi River when he was caught in the wake of a passing boat; his body was found on June 4. He was 30 years old.
Buckley’s autopsy showed no signs of drugs or alcohol in his system, and the death was ruled as an accidental drowning.
Chart success also came posthumously: with his cover of Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah” he attained his first number one on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs in March 2008 and reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart that December. Buckley and his work remain popular and are regularly featured in “greatest” lists in the music press; in 2004, Rolling Stone listed him at number 39 on their list of greatest singers of all time. He possessed a tenor vocal range that spanned around four octaves.
All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.
Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.
32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).
|Dimensions||16 × 20 × .25 in|
32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Prints $495, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $175