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Mary Clayton in Tommy

THE ACID QUEEN: Mary Clayton from TOMMY The Rock Opera
1972

This was the big opera version of Tommy, with each character played by a different pop singer, as well as The Who taking the major roles. Different NY illustrators were chosen to do each personality. I was given soul singer Mary Clayton whose role was The Acid Queen. I treated her portrait in a decorative manner using transparent dyes and ink on white board. Each artist involved received a Grammy Award for Album Design.