the Pfeiffer Pfiles Presents....the Art Work of Artist Fred Pfeiffer

Fred Pfeiffer was an American Artist
He worked as an Illustrator out of N.Y.N.Y. and
L.A. CA. in the late 60's thru the 70's and into the 80's

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fred Pfeiffer : Vida - Cover Two - 1981

by Marge Piercy
Version Two.

More going on here.
Not sure if the book
was published with this
cover though.

SP

3 comments:

Scotty Phillips said...

The paper she is holding in her hand has a different flame going than on the other cover. I wonder if Fred modified the painting blocking out the other elements and putting the larger flame on it.

Rob Weilert said...

I liked the other flame-on-paper design better than this one. In any case, I'm wondering if this was another of those covers where he was asked by someone to do the design a certain way, and subsequently added that bold red coloring in the foreground as a way of making a rather mundane design more noticeable.

Courtney Rogers said...

Jerry Counihan told me that Fred was a perfectionist. He said he came to pick up Fred one day for lunch and a painting was there on an easel. Jerry said "that is really great", but Fred ended up wiping the painting away and starting over because he wasn't satisfied with it.

Jerry told Fred "why did you do that, the painting was wonderful!"