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Peter Gabriel

Melt Polaroids

By Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson, [Hipgnosis]

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Melt Polaroids

Limited edition of 100 and 25

Melt Polaroids

Limited edition of 100 and 25

About Melt Polaroids

Melt Polaroids 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. Melt Polaroids was the preparatory work by Storm Thorgerson for the Peter Gabriel 3 album cover art, Melt. Storm Thorgerson, from Hipgnosis, introduced Peter to the work that Les Krims was doing with Polaroids. They began experimenting with hundreds of Polaroids, having fun squashing and squeezing and smearing the developing images, a technique later known as Krimsography. These are many of the results compiled by hand by Storm, who recounted the story for us: "Since this procedure is dead easy we did it loads of times along with Peter Gabriel, disfiguring himself, by manipulating Polaroids as they developed. Peter impressed us greatly with his ability to appear in an unflattering way, preferring the theatrical or artistic to the cosmetic. Because we couldn't decide on a favourite, for they were all great fun, we used lots!" 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." Melt Polaroids 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.

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Details

Artiste:

Peter Gabriel

Designed by:

Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson, [Hipgnosis]

Signed by:

Storm Thorgerson and Peter Gabriel

Published by:

Real World, UK in 2010

Limited edition of:

100 and 25

Printed by:

Senecio, Oxford, UK

Process:

Archival Inkjet

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