March 4, 2010 – Los Angeles – The history of the Traveling Wilburys is widely documented and written about, and needs no repetition here—other than further profound gratitude for the inevitable circumstances that were to bring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty together. In celebration of this supergroup of friends, James Perse hosted an event at their Beverly Hills store to launch the Genesis Publications book The Traveling Wilburys as well as the very limited edition Traveling Wilburys Portfolio.
In addition to Wilburys Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, the event was also attended by Olivia Harrison, Barbara Orbison, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Jim Keltner, Eric Idle and Gary Wright.
The Traveling Wilburys is a fine-bound book published in a numbered, limited edition of 3,000 copies, each hand-signed by Jeff Lynne and presented in a cloth-bound slipcase. Each book is accompanied with a uniquely numbered lithograph of the lyrics to “Handle With Care,” handwritten by George Harrison and available exclusively with the book.
Curated by acclaimed art director David Costa, this limited edition portfolio of 250 numbered lithographs includes photographs by Alberto Tolot during the making of the “Handle With Care” video, Neal Preston’s iconic photos for the first album, Caroline Greystock’s capture of early rehearsals, as well as Polaroids by the Wilburys themselves. The Traveling Wilburys Portfolio is available exclusively at James Perse.
Event photo credit: Rob Shanahan