[Nagnagnag] EMI-Manhattan label

Jon Whitney turbid at turbid.com
Wed Nov 9 14:10:41 PST 2005


there should have been BIG repercussions...

Mandrian famously HATED the color green!

stupid major labels!

what do they know about art?

On Tue, 8 Nov 2005, paulus hook wrote:

> My friend who's pop used to run Manhattan had this to say:
> "The Manhattan label definitely used 'Broadway Boogie Woogie'
> as the basis for their logo.  They got permission from MoMA to
> use the painting as long as they kept the original pattern.
> However, for a while another executive took over the label in
> the late 80s and had the bright idea of changing the original
> Mondrian colors to yellow and green.  I don't know if there were
> any repercussions from that, although there should have been!
> At least it's back to normal now."
> -R
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