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Robert Beatty releases book of unpublished artwork

The Hair Police member known for his airbrushed psychedelia publishes his first monograph

Robert Beatty aka Three-Legged Race has published his first monograph, Floodgate Companion, comprising a collection of his works as a musician and artist. The Hair Police member has produced sleeve artwork for Tame Impala, Neon Indian, Oneohtrix Point Never, Peaking Lights and Real Estate. Floodgate Companion, however offers a parallel reality by going public with his previously unseen works.

“All of the work in the book is new and unpublished, created over the past four years or so, no record covers or commissioned images are in the book,” declares Beatty. “The main inspiration behind the book Film and TV Graphics volumes one and two [published by the international journal of visual communication Graphis] which showcase stills of animation, commercials and experimental film from the 1960s and 70s. That was the starting point at least, but there’s a lot more that went into it!”

Published by Floating World Comics, it comes in a foil embossed clothbound hardcover with a signed and numbered limited edition version that includes a one-sided flexi-disc 7" containing exclusive new music by Beatty. It ships on 11 October.