I'm not even certain how I stumbled upon this "art," and I'm sure, to most people, at least those outside the sax community, this seemingly benign piece would be looked upon as a nice contrast between vintage and modern. I'll admit - at first glance, I thought to myself, "neat," and I moved-on. Until I didn't, and quickly returned. My face pale, my cold hands feverishly mashing the back button (and then the forward button) until returning to this...this...thing.
The HORROR. Cue the augmented 4th.
(Since royalties are involved, I think it's important to link to the image, in lieu of pasting it here.) See link for the image: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/...garry-gay.html
"Pull-down" doesn't even describe it. Such atrocity can only be described as disfigurement, maiming, and/or butchery - the likes of which I had never witnessed before that moment. I imagine trying to play it; the horrible noises that would echo from its broken frame. The ratchet of the octave key, as it attempts to pull-in a high note, managing only a feeble squeal.
I know, I know - there's a very good chance the artist had absolutely no idea or reference, other than it was an "old saxophone." I truly mean no harm, but the image, from the lens of a sax player, is a hard one to shake.
Or, perhaps I should save you the horror, and beg you to turn away...
No. Go check it out