Queen 2 - Somebody to Love
Queen 2 - Somebody to Love
570 mm at the longest edge
Queen – Music royalty at its finest…. Our Queen collection celebrates their music with 5 awesome art pieces. First is an interpretation of the Bohemian Rhapsody album cover with the other 4, famous poses by Freddy mercury. Another great set to collect.
There has been a resurgence of interest in Queen with the 2018 film about Mercury and Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, is the highest-grossing musical biographical film of all time. Even my teenage daughter knows all their songs.
Queen formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon. Their earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works.
The band’s 1977 album News of the World contained "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions", which have become anthems at sporting events. By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world. "Another One Bites the Dust" (1980) became their best-selling single, while their 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the best-selling album in the UK and is certified eight times platinum in the US. Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert has been ranked among the greatest in rock history by various publications.
Mercury gave his last performance at Knebworth, England, in August 1986, with Queen. In 1991, he died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997. May and Taylor have performed under the Queen name with vocalists Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert since.
Estimates of Queen's record sales range from 170 million to 300 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. Queen received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Each member has composed hit singles, and all four were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2005, Queen received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. In 2018 they were presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Our custom designs are hand crafted here in our Bay of Plenty workshop. Each piece is made to order. Constructed of quality NZ manufactured 3mm MDF that adheres to the most stringent environmental standards and certifications. Made from 100% sustainable resources. The pieces are finished in a deep satin black paint that provides a premium, washable hard-wearing surface that looks striking against any wall.