Three different prints of British artist Zacron’s cover for Led Zeppelin’s third album are being sold at auction at Cheffins in Cambridge, UK on January 25 at 11am.
Led Zeppelin III was released in 1970 and featured a cover designed by Jimmy Page’s friend Richard Drew, who created art under the name Zacron.
Zacron’s cover for the album included in a spinning wheel which could be turned, and holes cut into the outer cover so that different images would appear through them.
The three items being sold at auction on January 25 showcase Zacron’s design for the album cover and the inner wheel.
The first item, lot 278, is a limited edition lithograph print of the album cover. It’s signed by Zacron and is number 50 out of a run of 500 prints. Cheffins estimates the price of the item as £400 – £500.
The second lot, lot 279, is a print of Zacron’s inner wheel for the album. It’s numbered 7 out of a run of 500 prints and is signed by Zacron. The estimate for this lot is £400 to £600.
And finally, lot 280 is a limited edition print of the outer cover and spinning wheel together. It’s signed by the artist, and is numbered 53 out of a run of 500 prints. Cheffins estimates the price of this lot at £300 to £500.
The items can also be seen in the virtual catalogue for the exhibition, on pages 72 and 73 on this link.
The items are available to view at Cheffins in Cambridge at the following times:
Monday, January 22: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday, January 23: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday, January 24: 10am to 6pm
Zacron’s widow Mary told LedZepNews that Cheffins is hosting “a small exhibition about how the work came to be commissioned, how Zacron conceived the idea for the album cover and how he worked with the band.”