Signed and authenticated limited edition prints of album cover art

Houses of the Holy

Led Zeppelin

Art by:

Storm Thorgerson

Aubrey Powell

Signed by:

Aubrey Powell

£795 £663 excluding VAT

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Signed by Aubrey Powell

Design by Hipgnosis: Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson

Limited edition giclée print using 6 colour pigment inks on 330g Somerset Satin Enhanced

Printed by Coriander Studios

Image size: 26.00" x 14.50"

Paper size: 33.00" x 26.00"

Led Zeppelin scored another Number One album, this time at the expense of one of Plant and Page’s heroes, Elvis Presley. The two band members had met Presley in Las Vegas in 1972. A year later, in its second week on the chart, May 12 1973, Houses Of The Holy knocked Presley’s Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite from Number One on the Billboard Album Chart.

For the cover artists, Hipgnosis, this was indeed a landmark year, as that Elvis album had previously stolen the Number One spot from Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon. Storm Thorgerson’s artwork for that Pink Floyd album is also available as a signed limited edition print from Hypergallery.

“I became totally obsessed with Led Zeppelin, they were the first band I actually listened to. I put on Houses Of The Holy and just sat there.” Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters, Q Magazine, March 2003.

"Arguably one of the most intriguing pieces of sleeve artwork, Houses Of The Holy was also one of the most difficult to assemble. With Led Zeppelin’s US tour breaking box office records previously held by The Beatles, the music press had to concede that they were now officially the biggest band in the world. In this respect, at least, they no longer had anything to prove.” Toby Manning, Q Magazine, 2003.

Aubrey Powell explains how Hipgnosis conceived this idea:

“At the end of the book, (Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End), all of earth’s children gather together to be taken off into space. I suggested we take a family to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and photograph them climbing the octagonal steps there so it looked like they were climbing up to be taken away. I decided to take a black and white photograph and hand tint it in the studio. I shot the children in various positions then cut them out of the photos and made a collage.”

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Prints are wrapped in acid free tissue, and packed into heavy-duty tubes. The tubes will accommodate up to three prints.

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