Division Bell - Metal HeadsRegular price £1,440.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 120): -Infinity%
The Division Bell Metal 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. As tall as a double decker bus and weighing a ton, the metal heads were taken by flat-bed truck to a field near Cambridge, Pink Floyd’s home town, close to Ely Cathedral, on the edge of the Fens. The sculptures present the idea of two heads in profile, facing or talking to each other, making up a third face, facing you. The third or facing head is implied not defined, more ghostly than real, referring to Roger and Syd, the departed ghosts of Pink Floyd, a theme of the album. The metal heads were devised by Keith Breeden and built by John Robertson, scaled like the Aku Aku totems on Easter Island. Storm Thorgerson noted:
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 19 colours on Somerset tub paper printed by Coriander Studios in London, is a beautiful record of the event and of the album itself. It makes a perfect companion, of course, for the Stone Heads print.
Published in an edition of 295 by Rockoptic in 2001.
Signed by: Storm Thorgerson
Image size: 19 x 19 inches / Paper size: 25.5 x 33 inches
Edition size: 295