Lot #2247
Rush Signed Photograph

Vintage, fully signed Rush promo photo for their breakthrough 2112 album
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Estimate: $3500+


Vintage, fully signed Rush promo photo for their breakthrough 2112 album

Tremendous 1976 official Mercury Records large format 11 x 8.5 promotional photo of progressive rock legends Rush, signed beautifully in the lower border under their respective names in blue ballpoint by Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson. Lower left corner bears a logo for SRO Management, Rush’s longtime management team formed in 1973. In very good to fine condition, with creasing along the edges. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

The photo was produced in support of the highly popular 2112 album. With the definitive lineup in place, Rush's record label tried to pressure the members into molding their next album in a more commercially friendly and accessible fashion; the band ignored the requests and developed their next album 2112 with a 20-minute title track divided into seven sections. Despite this, the album was the band's first taste of significant commercial success as it reached No. 5 in Canada, becoming their first to reach double platinum certification. This was the onset of Rush’s worldwide popularity and creative peak. Signed Rush promotional photographs from this early period are exceedingly scarce and desirable and this is a stunning example.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #636 - Ended May 19, 2022

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