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Peter Gabriel

Melt

By Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell (Hipgnosis)

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Melt

Limited edition of 99 & 25

Melt

Limited edition of 99 & 25

About Melt

Melt is one of a collection of limited edition archival inkjet prints published to celebrate a catalogue of truly remarkable and unique soundworks by Peter Gabriel. The original album cover idea came about when Storm introduced Peter to the work that Les Krims was doing with Polaroids. They began experimenting with hundreds of Polaroids, having fun squashing, squeezing and smearing the developing images, a technique later known as Krimsography. Peter Gabriel recalled, "There was a photographer called Les Krims, who discovered that if you take a Polaroid and you squash it you can get the colours to run. We used to go after them with different objects and burnt matches, and coins, and fingers, and all sorts of things and it was a lot of fun because you had to get the timing right, but you got some wonderful effects out of the distortions." The unsettling yet startling results were then re-photographed with B/W film, as Storm described, "The cover for the vinyl album was in black and white. This is the colour Polaroid from which it was taken, without further adornment. In later years we came to prefer it." The print delivers a real punch at 19" square; Gabriel returns our gaze as he melts in front of our eyes. Melt comprises two editions: a smaller print (the edition of 100) and a larger print (the edition of 25). Every print in this collection has been signed by Peter Gabriel himself.

ABOUT AUBREY POWELL

ABOUT STORM THORGERSON

ALSO SIGNED BY THE ARTISTE

Details

Artiste:

Peter Gabriel

Designed by:

Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell (Hipgnosis)

Signed by:

Storm Thorgerson and Peter Gabriel

Published by:

Real World, UK in 2010

Limited edition of:

99 & 25

Printed by:

Senecio, Oxford, UK

Process:

Archival Inkjet

Image size:

19 x 19 inches

Paper size:

25.5 x 33 inches

SIGNED & NUMBERED