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Pink Floyd

Division Bell - Stone Heads

By Storm Thorgerson

Signed by: Storm Thorgerson

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Division Bell - Stone Heads

SILKSCREEN

Division Bell - Stone Heads

SILKSCREEN

About Division Bell - Stone Heads

The Division Bell Stone Heads limited edition print was one of the very first selection of Pink Floyd album cover designs to be revisited and re-envisaged as an art print by Storm Thorgerson at the very beginning of this century. The artwork for Pink Floyd's The Division Bell was executed in two versions: two heads, two covers. Two pairs of statues were therefore constructed, one in metal and one in stone. These stone heads are more elegant, less brutal than their metal counterparts. The line and curve were graceful, suited to carving rather than riveting, comprised of a single entity rather than several elements bolted together. The stone heads were the size of a two storey house and weighed half a ton. They were transported to a location in a ploughed field in front of a village church near Ely, not far from Cambridge. Photographs were taken for a few days but the location didn't work. The heads were therefore had to be moved, and were carried by hand across the earth sodden field to a flatbed truck, and relocated to the same site as their metal sisters. They were erected 50 meters away, but angled slightly, so that the cathedral was visible in the gap between the statues as it was between the metal heads. They were then photographed over several days in freezing January weather in order to capture strong lighting and a dramatic skyscape. This design was used on the UK vinyl, on the cassette, for street posters and in the concert programmes. The album was released in 1994, reached no. 1 in the UK and the US, and has sold over 12 million copies. This print, a silkscreen in 21 colours on Somerset UK white textured paper printed by Gresham Studios in Cambridge, is a beautiful record of the event and of the album itself. It makes a perfect companion, of course, for the Metal Heads print.

Limited edition of 295

Details

Artiste:

Pink Floyd

Designed by:

Storm Thorgerson

Signed by:

Storm Thorgerson

Published by:

Rockoptic, UK in 2001

Limited edition of:

295

Printed by:

Gresham Studios, Cambridgeshire, UK

Process:

Silkscreen in 21 colours

Image size:

19 x 19 inches

Paper size:

25.5 x 33 inches