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For this cover the concept was to show two art thieves, a man and a woman, in the process of stealing a painting. The painting would be shown in a forced perspective which allowed one side of the painting to be lined up exactly to the side of the cover. To achieve this effect, Avati first made a prop painting (Diego Velasquez ‘The toilet of Venus, ca 1650), stood it on the floor and photographed it in the proper perspective. Jane and a friend, Bill Convery, posed as the criminal couple. For years afterward, the prop painting remained hanging on Jim’s studio wall.
— The Paperback Art of James Avati
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