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Thread started 03/31/19 2:50pm

luvgirl

Steve Parke Confirms The Rumors That Vanity Drew The Artwork On The 1999 Album Cover

As far as I could remember, I've always heard the rumor that Vanity was the one to do the artwork on the 1999 album cover. Denise loved to draw and was an artist that created intricate art pieces like the sculpture she made for Prince that was shown on the Regis And Cathy Lee show. https://youtu.be/WfvWsQP50IQ She was also inclined to draw erotic illustrations and had one of her provocative drawings featured in the 1992 Actors As Artist book along with some very well respected A-list actors. Her artwork is usually very complex, layered, unique, and provocative. The 1999 album cover with its hidden depictions, and multiplex artisanship was certainly that! The drawing is similar to and parallels some of her other work.

In a 2017 Live Stream, Jill Jones touched on Denise's influence and work on the 1999 cover. She said Denise was a phenomenal artist and Prince who was cutting pictures from magazines to initiate the art, was inspired by some of Denise's artwork to start what he did on the cover. She said he had it in his office and some of the people who came around doodled and drew on it. Denise corrected it and added a lot of work to the layout. Jill's reflections came right on the wings of an interview by Steve Parke, where Steve shared and confirmed that Prince told him that Denise was a very good artist and was actually the one who drew the artwork on the 1999 album cover. Listen to it here starting at 27.25. https://youtu.be/eD4axJzigHE.

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Reply #1 posted 03/31/19 6:25pm

Goddess4Real

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Thanks thumbs up!

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #2 posted 03/31/19 6:33pm

bsprout

Wow, that’s great. Especially in light of the comment Prince made about her when he was memorializing her at the Piano and a Microphone concert: the one about loving her ‘for the artist she was trying to be’. I thought it was such a backhanded compliment. I know she meant a lot to him but I remember reading this in the paper the next morning and being pissed for her.
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Reply #3 posted 03/31/19 8:18pm

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bsprout said:

Wow, that’s great. Especially in light of the comment Prince made about her when he was memorializing her at the Piano and a Microphone concert: the one about loving her ‘for the artist she was trying to be’. I thought it was such a backhanded compliment. I know she meant a lot to him but I remember reading this in the paper the next morning and being pissed for her.

Why would you be upset by that? She was just getting started as an artist even by the time they were no longer together until other circumstances took over her life, So was he actually. They were in the process of,..
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Reply #4 posted 04/01/19 10:48am

luvgirl

bsprout said:

Wow, that’s great. Especially in light of the comment Prince made about her when he was memorializing her at the Piano and a Microphone concert: the one about loving her ‘for the artist she was trying to be’. I thought it was such a backhanded compliment. I know she meant a lot to him but I remember reading this in the paper the next morning and being pissed for her.



Very sweet that he admired her art and wanted to share what a good artist she was with Steve Parke. He seemed rather proud of her. The sentiment came out of nowhere, taking Steve Parke by surprise. It brings to mind when she said he asked her to sign a contract to lock down giving him the sculpture she had made for him. Her artwork and drawings were very personal and held a lot of meaning and I bet he was drawn to that. When he said “I loved her for the artist she was trying to be” I didn't take that as an insult. He was saying he loved her ambition and tenacity - which he also had in droves himself... So, not surprising that he would be attracted to her drive and determination to succeed.
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Reply #5 posted 04/01/19 12:51pm

bsprout

endiadj said:

bsprout said:

Wow, that’s great. Especially in light of the comment Prince made about her when he was memorializing her at the Piano and a Microphone concert: the one about loving her ‘for the artist she was trying to be’. I thought it was such a backhanded compliment. I know she meant a lot to him but I remember reading this in the paper the next morning and being pissed for her.

Why would you be upset by that? She was just getting started as an artist even by the time they we're no longer together until other circumstances took over her life, So was he actually. They were in the process of,..

I haven’t dwelled on it too much, but I guess it’s mostly because of the context it was said in. He started off by saying something like, ‘she loved me for the artist i am, and i loved her for the artist she was trying to be.’ Knowing Prince didn’t lack for ego, it seemed to me like a self-serving and patronizing comment, no matter how I try to look at it.
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Reply #6 posted 04/01/19 1:04pm

bsprout

luvgirl said:

bsprout said:

Wow, that’s great. Especially in light of the comment Prince made about her when he was memorializing her at the Piano and a Microphone concert: the one about loving her ‘for the artist she was trying to be’. I thought it was such a backhanded compliment. I know she meant a lot to him but I remember reading this in the paper the next morning and being pissed for her.



Very sweet that he admired her art and wanted to share what a good artist she was with Steve Parke. He seemed rather proud of her. The sentiment came out of nowhere, taking Steve Parke by surprise. It brings to mind when she said he asked her to sign a contract to lock down giving him the sculpture she had made for him. Her artwork and drawings were very personal and held a lot of meaning and I bet he was drawn to that. When he said “I loved her for the artist she was trying to be” I didn't take that as an insult. He was saying he loved her ambition and tenacity - which he also had in droves himself... So, not surprising that he would be attracted to her drive and determination to succeed.

Yes, it’s interesting how comments can be interpreted so differently.. I remember hoping I was mistaken in my initial impression, but no, every time I read about it or hear it, I think it’s unnecessary for him to have said that at the concert. I hope your interpretation of it is indeed what he meant.
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Reply #7 posted 04/01/19 1:23pm

jazzz

One of the most fascinating items on the My name is Prince expo in Amsterdam was a polaroid photo of the 1999 cover art in progress. It looked like a much larger piece, with many more drawings and cut out magazine photos. Even one of Marilyn Monroe. There were drawings of a red corvette, a woman with a horse head, an indian, bass guitar, sky scrapers, rockets, womans legs with something in between that looked like a large p*n*s and much more ... and a shining sun between the famous words PRINCE and 1999. These latter words were next to each other, not above/below. Also the graffiti words UPTOWN from the DM album. Yes, how come I remember this so well...?

Hope this photo will be published soon...
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Reply #8 posted 04/01/19 5:50pm

luvgirl

jazzz said:

One of the most fascinating items on the My name is Prince expo in Amsterdam was a polaroid photo of the 1999 cover art in progress. It looked like a much larger piece, with many more drawings and cut out magazine photos. Even one of Marilyn Monroe. There were drawings of a red corvette, a woman with a horse head, an indian, bass guitar, sky scrapers, rockets, womans legs with something in between that looked like a large p*n*s and much more ... and a shining sun between the famous words PRINCE and 1999. These latter words were next to each other, not above/below. Also the graffiti words UPTOWN from the DM album. Yes, how come I remember this so well...? Hope this photo will be published soon...

Here it is. Some interesting cut outs presented for sure.

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Reply #9 posted 04/02/19 7:53am

jazzz

hah! you made a photo of it TOO! 😊 You nasty girl!
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Reply #10 posted 04/02/19 11:11am

jungleluv

In the liner notes of the album it wud have been nice if Vanity was given credit 4 her contribution. "Album Cover Art by Vanity". When the people around u make an effort, highlight this, it's called being a team player.

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Reply #11 posted 04/02/19 1:24pm

jazzz

when I look at other drawings by Prince, like the Gett Off 10minutes maxi and the various handwritten notes, the same style as the 1999 record is recognizable. So, it seems like Prince has drawn (most of the) 1999 cover himself. Not sure about Vanity’s input! Maybe she just cut out the photos?
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Reply #12 posted 04/02/19 6:22pm

luvgirl

jazzz said:

when I look at other drawings by Prince, like the Gett Off 10minutes maxi and the various handwritten notes, the same style as the 1999 record is recognizable. So, it seems like Prince has drawn (most of the) 1999 cover himself. Not sure about Vanity’s input! Maybe she just cut out the photos?
[Edited 4/2/19 13:45pm]


Well... Seems she did a lot more than cut out photos if not only Jill Jones (who was around at the time to witness it all) is making reference and indicating Vanity's influence and drawing on the album... but also, (PRINCE!) who told Steve Parke that Vanity was the one that drew it... Unless of course, Jill Jones and Steve Parke came together and conspired to make up an elaborate lie in an attempt to give Vanity credit for the 1999 album art... The link to Steve Parke's interview (who is a very reliable source) is in my initial post. I also have Jill Jones live feed where she spoke of Vanity's work on the album. Just not sure how to link my personal file here. If you know how, I'll gladly share it. To me, Steve Parke reflections of Prince telling him that Vanity did the artwork is quite reliable. It's comparable to the way we know most things about Prince.... The reflections of his associates. This time we have not only one, but two sources with pretty much the same account... and one of them a memory of Prince's own admission that Vanity did the artwork.
[Edited 4/2/19 19:09pm]
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Reply #13 posted 04/02/19 7:04pm

luvgirl

jungleluv said:

In the liner notes of the album it wud have been nice if Vanity was given credit 4 her contribution. "Album Cover Art by Vanity". When the people around u make an effort, highlight this, it's called being a team player.



I have a very strong feeling it would have been done in his memoir. Not only Denise's work on the 1999 album, but credit given to many of those that helped and influenced him along the way.
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Reply #14 posted 04/02/19 7:14pm

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jungleluv said:

In the liner notes of the album it wud have been nice if Vanity was given credit 4 her contribution. "Album Cover Art by Vanity". When the people around u make an effort, highlight this, it's called being a team player.

And Jesse 4 playing Guitar on "1999"

eek eek

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Reply #15 posted 04/02/19 10:05pm

jazzz

luvgirl said:

jazzz said:

when I look at other drawings by Prince, like the Gett Off 10minutes maxi and the various handwritten notes, the same style as the 1999 record is recognizable. So, it seems like Prince has drawn (most of the) 1999 cover himself. Not sure about Vanity’s input! Maybe she just cut out the photos?
[Edited 4/2/19 13:45pm]


Well... Seems she did a lot more than cut out photos if not only Jill Jones (who was around at the time to witness it all) is making reference and indicating Vanity's influence and drawing on the album... but also, (PRINCE!) who told Steve Parke that Vanity was the one that drew it... Unless of course, Jill Jones and Steve Parke came together and conspired to make up an elaborate lie in an attempt to give Vanity credit for the 1999 album art... The link to Steve Parke's interview (who is a very reliable source) is in my initial post. I also have Jill Jones live feed where she spoke of Vanity's work on the album. Just not sure how to link my personal file here. If you know how, I'll gladly share it. To me, Steve Parke reflections of Prince telling him that Vanity did the artwork is quite reliable. It's comparable to the way we know most things about Prince.... The reflections of his associates. This time we have not only one, but two sources with pretty much the same account... and one of them a memory of Prince's own admission that Vanity did the artwork.

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https://images.app.goo.gl...AatKQLY9EA
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Well... look at the way the sun in drawn on this note and compare it to the 1999 polaroid. It’s not about who is right or wrong, or how great Vanity can draw, or who said what. It is just about using your own eyes and making your own judgement. That’s also what people do who judge the authenticity of a Rembrandt.
[Edited 4/2/19 22:10pm]
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Reply #16 posted 04/03/19 3:23am

luvgirl

jazzz said:

luvgirl said:



Well... Seems she did a lot more than cut out photos if not only Jill Jones (who was around at the time to witness it all) is making reference and indicating Vanity's influence and drawing on the album... but also, (PRINCE!) who told Steve Parke that Vanity was the one that drew it... Unless of course, Jill Jones and Steve Parke came together and conspired to make up an elaborate lie in an attempt to give Vanity credit for the 1999 album art... The link to Steve Parke's interview (who is a very reliable source) is in my initial post. I also have Jill Jones live feed where she spoke of Vanity's work on the album. Just not sure how to link my personal file here. If you know how, I'll gladly share it. To me, Steve Parke reflections of Prince telling him that Vanity did the artwork is quite reliable. It's comparable to the way we know most things about Prince.... The reflections of his associates. This time we have not only one, but two sources with pretty much the same account... and one of them a memory of Prince's own admission that Vanity did the artwork.

.

https://images.app.goo.gl...AatKQLY9EA
.
Well... look at the way the sun in drawn on this note and compare it to the 1999 polaroid. It’s not about who is right or wrong, or how great Vanity can draw, or who said what. It is just about using your own eyes and making your own judgement. That’s also what people do who judge the authenticity of a Rembrandt.
[Edited 4/2/19 22:10pm]


It is noted that Prince started the initial draft. It's quite logical that he started with the drawing of the sun. It did not appear on the album cover however - which Prince himself specifically acknowledged was drawn by Denise Matthews.
[Edited 4/3/19 3:34am]
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Reply #17 posted 04/03/19 8:27am

TheTruth123

bsprout said:

Wow, that’s great. Especially in light of the comment Prince made about her when he was memorializing her at the Piano and a Microphone concert: the one about loving her ‘for the artist she was trying to be’. I thought it was such a backhanded compliment. I know she meant a lot to him but I remember reading this in the paper the next morning and being pissed for her.


That’s just the way Prince spoke. He was a very honest man.
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Reply #18 posted 04/03/19 8:30am

TheTruth123

jazzz said:

luvgirl said:



Well... Seems she did a lot more than cut out photos if not only Jill Jones (who was around at the time to witness it all) is making reference and indicating Vanity's influence and drawing on the album... but also, (PRINCE!) who told Steve Parke that Vanity was the one that drew it... Unless of course, Jill Jones and Steve Parke came together and conspired to make up an elaborate lie in an attempt to give Vanity credit for the 1999 album art... The link to Steve Parke's interview (who is a very reliable source) is in my initial post. I also have Jill Jones live feed where she spoke of Vanity's work on the album. Just not sure how to link my personal file here. If you know how, I'll gladly share it. To me, Steve Parke reflections of Prince telling him that Vanity did the artwork is quite reliable. It's comparable to the way we know most things about Prince.... The reflections of his associates. This time we have not only one, but two sources with pretty much the same account... and one of them a memory of Prince's own admission that Vanity did the artwork.

.

https://images.app.goo.gl...AatKQLY9EA
.
Well... look at the way the sun in drawn on this note and compare it to the 1999 polaroid. It’s not about who is right or wrong, or how great Vanity can draw, or who said what. It is just about using your own eyes and making your own judgement. That’s also what people do who judge the authenticity of a Rembrandt.
[Edited 4/2/19 22:10pm]


I was just going to say... the sun looks like Prince’s drawing.
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Reply #19 posted 04/06/19 6:20am

violetcrush

TheTruth123 said:

jazzz said:
. https://images.app.goo.gl...AatKQLY9EA . Well... look at the way the sun in drawn on this note and compare it to the 1999 polaroid. It’s not about who is right or wrong, or how great Vanity can draw, or who said what. It is just about using your own eyes and making your own judgement. That’s also what people do who judge the authenticity of a Rembrandt. [Edited 4/2/19 22:10pm]
I was just going to say... the sun looks like Prince’s drawing.

Right. There is much evidence of Prince's talent in art as well. We have the thread here of one of his oldest notebooks that includes his art from 1978-1980, and pictures of many other notes/papers with his drawings on them. I'm sure that Vanity may have inspired and/or helped with some of the cover, but I have no doubt that Prince was primarily involved in the design. He usually gave art and design credit to those who created his album art and/or other designs, so I think he would have done the same on this record.

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Reply #20 posted 04/06/19 6:33am

violetcrush

TheTruth123 said:

bsprout said:
Wow, that’s great. Especially in light of the comment Prince made about her when he was memorializing her at the Piano and a Microphone concert: the one about loving her ‘for the artist she was trying to be’. I thought it was such a backhanded compliment. I know she meant a lot to him but I remember reading this in the paper the next morning and being pissed for her.
That’s just the way Prince spoke. He was a very honest man.

Right. I think he was just referring to her trying to be a successful singer/performer, which he had already accomplished. He was not referencing her drawings or paintings. He was the one who persuaded her to go into singing/performing when she had actually been pursuing an acting career.

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Reply #21 posted 04/06/19 1:20pm

luvgirl

violetcrush said:



TheTruth123 said:


jazzz said:
. https://images.app.goo.gl...AatKQLY9EA . Well... look at the way the sun in drawn on this note and compare it to the 1999 polaroid. It’s not about who is right or wrong, or how great Vanity can draw, or who said what. It is just about using your own eyes and making your own judgement. That’s also what people do who judge the authenticity of a Rembrandt. [Edited 4/2/19 22:10pm]

I was just going to say... the sun looks like Prince’s drawing.


Right. There is much evidence of Prince's talent in art as well. We have the thread here of one of his oldest notebooks that includes his art from 1978-1980, and pictures of many other notes/papers with his drawings on them. I'm sure that Vanity may have inspired and/or helped with some of the cover, but I have no doubt that Prince was primarily involved in the design. He usually gave art and design credit to those who created his album art and/or other designs, so I think he would have done the same on this record.



I absolutely think that Prince had a hand in the cover art. Of course he did. He’s Prince. He probably did draw the sun on the draft, but there’s no denying that Denise had a strong affiliation - doing a lot and most of the artwork on the 1999 album cover. So much so, that Prince wanted to acknowledge her work to Steve Parke.

Yes, Prince had a roll in the art. Not really looking to get in a battle about that... I shared Jill Jones comment about Vanity being a big influence in regards to the design and that she drew a lot of the artwork on the album. I shared the link to the interview where Steve Parke said Prince told him that Denise drew the artwork... No reason why two separate Prince associates supporting the same claim shouldn’t be believed. There’s a reason why Vanity's name has always been entangled in the 1999 cover artwork, and there's a reason why Prince told Steve Parke that she was the one to draw it.
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Reply #22 posted 04/07/19 8:38am

bsprout

violetcrush said:



TheTruth123 said:


bsprout said:
Wow, that’s great. Especially in light of the comment Prince made about her when he was memorializing her at the Piano and a Microphone concert: the one about loving her ‘for the artist she was trying to be’. I thought it was such a backhanded compliment. I know she meant a lot to him but I remember reading this in the paper the next morning and being pissed for her.

That’s just the way Prince spoke. He was a very honest man.


Right. I think he was just referring to her trying to be a successful singer/performer, which he had already accomplished. He was not referencing her drawings or paintings. He was the one who persuaded her to go into singing/performing when she had actually been pursuing an acting career.


I didn’t think he was referencing her drawings or paintings; I interpreted it as he was referring to her artistic ability in general. The reality is none of us will ever truly know what was in his head. We can only speculate.
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Reply #23 posted 04/07/19 11:49am

SoulAlive

jungleluv said:

In the liner notes of the album it wud have been nice if Vanity was given credit 4 her contribution. "Album Cover Art by Vanity". When the people around u make an effort, highlight this, it's called being a team player.

yeah,I can't see why he didn't give her credit.It makes people happy to know that their contributions are appreciated and properly credited.

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Reply #24 posted 04/07/19 3:28pm

violetcrush

luvgirl said:

violetcrush said:

Right. There is much evidence of Prince's talent in art as well. We have the thread here of one of his oldest notebooks that includes his art from 1978-1980, and pictures of many other notes/papers with his drawings on them. I'm sure that Vanity may have inspired and/or helped with some of the cover, but I have no doubt that Prince was primarily involved in the design. He usually gave art and design credit to those who created his album art and/or other designs, so I think he would have done the same on this record.

I absolutely think that Prince had a hand in the cover art. Of course he did. He’s Prince. He probably did draw the sun on the draft, but there’s no denying that Denise had a strong affiliation - doing a lot and most of the artwork on the 1999 album cover. So much so, that Prince wanted to acknowledge her work to Steve Parke. Yes, Prince had a roll in the art. Not really looking to get in a battle about that... I shared Jill Jones comment about Vanity being a big influence in regards to the design and that she drew a lot of the artwork on the album. I shared the link to the interview where Steve Parke said Prince told him that Denise drew the artwork... No reason why two separate Prince associates supporting the same claim shouldn’t be believed. There’s a reason why Vanity's name has always been entangled in the 1999 cover artwork, and there's a reason why Prince told Steve Parke that she was the one to draw it. [Edited 4/7/19 4:56am]

I agree with that. He had Susannah do the cover art to what would have been the Dream Factory album, so it seems he did take inspiration from, and/or use the art of his girlfriends/muses for his album cover art during that time. Denise was into painting and sculpture too, so it makes sense.

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Reply #25 posted 04/07/19 3:33pm

violetcrush

bsprout said:

violetcrush said:

Right. I think he was just referring to her trying to be a successful singer/performer, which he had already accomplished. He was not referencing her drawings or paintings. He was the one who persuaded her to go into singing/performing when she had actually been pursuing an acting career.

I didn’t think he was referencing her drawings or paintings; I interpreted it as he was referring to her artistic ability in general. The reality is none of us will ever truly know what was in his head. We can only speculate.

Okay. To me, it's pretty literal with regard to his words. Denise knew nothing about singing or performing when he met her. She started as a model and wanted to be an actress. Prince convinced her to move to MN and to lead his girl group concept. She had to learn from him. She had stated in interviews that she knew she was not a great singer. I have no doubt she spent long hours practicing and improving her vocals in order to perform. Even when she did start performing she had Jill Jones behind the curtain singing backup to enhance the songs.

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He was just being honest with his comment. It wasn't meant to be demeaning or critical.

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violetcrush

luvgirl said:

jazzz said:

One of the most fascinating items on the My name is Prince expo in Amsterdam was a polaroid photo of the 1999 cover art in progress. It looked like a much larger piece, with many more drawings and cut out magazine photos. Even one of Marilyn Monroe. There were drawings of a red corvette, a woman with a horse head, an indian, bass guitar, sky scrapers, rockets, womans legs with something in between that looked like a large p*n*s and much more ... and a shining sun between the famous words PRINCE and 1999. These latter words were next to each other, not above/below. Also the graffiti words UPTOWN from the DM album. Yes, how come I remember this so well...? Hope this photo will be published soon...

Here it is. Some interesting cut outs presented for sure.

So, it looks like Prince had the basic concept at the top, along with many other images he had cut out, and then decided to just use the "Prince 1999" styling on the cover.

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I guess Denise took that original styling, moved the text, took out the sun, and added the shapes/features inside the text and the color scheme. Although, it looks like many or most of the figures inside the text are already there in this picture. Wondering if Denise originally drew that piece or if she just added the colors. It just looks very "Prince-esque" to me - very much his style.

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Reply #27 posted 04/08/19 3:39pm

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Thanks to Steve Parke for sharing what Prince told him. It does looks like something Vanity would do if you look at her sculpture with all those hidden compartments. That chick got something hidden in all the crevases. lol lol lol lol lol Kind of like this cover. I wonder if Steve Parke talked about this in his book too? All around this album is amazing and different. The drawing, the songs. I'll never stop loving the song Little Red Corvette. This drawing looks like the writing on the Little Red Corvette single he gave to Vanity too. It said on the auction site that either Prince or Vanity drew it. Go figure.

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Reply #28 posted 04/08/19 3:58pm

jazzz

violetcrush said:

luvgirl said:

Here it is. Some interesting cut outs presented for sure.

So, it looks like Prince had the basic concept at the top, along with many other images he had cut out, and then decided to just use the "Prince 1999" styling on the cover.

*

I guess Denise took that original styling, moved the text, took out the sun, and added the shapes/features inside the text and the color scheme. Although, it looks like many or most of the figures inside the text are already there in this picture. Wondering if Denise originally drew that piece or if she just added the colors. It just looks very "Prince-esque" to me - very much his style.

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Interestingly, the polaroid photo is attached by tape to a bigger sheet of paper. Besides some remarks by typewritter at the top of the paper regarding music credits, on each side of the "Prince 1999" drawing, next to the photo, there is a marking in purple pen together with the handwritten remark: "Prince - is this the lettering?". This proves that he did not only drew this "very Prince-esque" work, but also was in total charge of the final way it would be presented on the sleeve.

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BTW: the "Prince 1999" text on the polaroid is already completely finished, i.e. in the same state as later presented on the LP cover. it is hard to see on the uploaded image though...

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Reply #29 posted 04/08/19 4:14pm

jazzz

luvgirl said:

jazzz said:
. https://images.app.goo.gl...AatKQLY9EA . Well... look at the way the sun in drawn on this note and compare it to the 1999 polaroid. It’s not about who is right or wrong, or how great Vanity can draw, or who said what. It is just about using your own eyes and making your own judgement. That’s also what people do who judge the authenticity of a Rembrandt. [Edited 4/2/19 22:10pm]
It is noted that Prince started the initial draft. It's quite logical that he started with the drawing of the sun. It did not appear on the album cover however - which Prince himself specifically acknowledged was drawn by Denise Matthews. [Edited 4/3/19 3:34am]

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The sun DID appear on the album cover ... twice at least ... look again in the letter "P" using your own eyes...

It's there, along with "the ladder", "the symbol" and "The Revolution"! Oh yes, all concepts Denise came up with. And after finishing the drawing, she continued to compose "Purple Rain" and "Kiss!

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Forums > Associated artists & people > Steve Parke Confirms The Rumors That Vanity Drew The Artwork On The 1999 Album Cover