Scale photo of Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree art print by Robert Mapplethorpe
Peter Gabriel

Shaking The Tree

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Shaking The Tree 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. Hypergallery considers it a great honour to have a Mapplethorpe work in our collection.

All of the arrangements for Peter Gabriel's portrait sitting with Robert Mapplethorpe were made by Alex Knaust, Mapplethorpe's close friend, stylist and agent throughout the 1980s decade. Knaust also did the styling of Gabriel for this photo session which took place in December 1986 at Mapplethorpe's 23rd St. home studio in New York City. One of Mapplethorpe's colour photographs of Gabriel from this sitting was used for the January 1987 cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 1990, a year after Mapplethorpe's tragic death, two of his black and white photographs of Gabriel were used for the compilation album, Shaking The Tree. Following every photo session that Mapplethorpe did, it was his practice to look through the contact sheets and colour transparencies from them and select the images that he wanted printed. Knaust would then look through the contact sheets and colour transparencies and occasionally select additional images to be printed from sessions they had worked on together. This was the case with Knaust's selection of the eyes closed and open photographs of Gabriel, which became the front and back covers of the Shaking The Tree album, reproduced with the same white borders that Mapplethorpe chose to use for his prints.

This edition brings a wonderful softness to the quiet, poised quality of the photograph, and includes the wide border.

Shaking The Tree 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.

Signed by : Peter Gabriel

Edition Size : 100 and 25

Print type: Archival Inkjet (Giclée)
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All the artwork published, printed or marketed by Hypergallery is of the highest quality. All artwork is printed on the finest paper stock by renowned and experience printers using traditional or modern techniques. They will either be signed by the artist or embossed with authentication.

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LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
The very nature of a limited edition print is that it is limited, forever, to the total number detailed in the original edition. If your print is number 70 of 295 then it really is just that: the 70th numbered print in a total edition of 295.

There will also be Artists Proofs (APs) numbering up to a maximum of 10% of the edition, and sometimes Printer’s Proofs (PPs) which are usually kept by the printer, or Hors Commerce prints (HCs) which are used by the publisher for promotional purposes.

Sometimes limited editions are published at different sizes. This is OK, as long as the sizes are distinctly different and they should be published at the same time.

ARTIST/PRINTERS PROOFS
An artist's proof in modern practice is usually used to describe an impression of the finished work that is identical to the numbered copies. There can also be printer's proofs which are taken for the printer to see how the image is printing, or are final impressions the printer is allowed to keep but normally the term "artist's proof" would cover both cases.

Artist's proofs are not included in the count of a limited edition, and they belong to the artist. By convention, the artist is not supposed to sell these at once.

COPYRIGHT
In most cases, if an album cover is a photograph then the photographer will own the copyright. Design work is a little more complicated and depends entirely on the contract drawn up at the time of the creation of the art.

Hypergallery doesn’t own the copyright to any of our prints, but in all cases we ensure that we have the permission of the copyright holder to produce the prints.

ATTRIBUTION
In many cases the creation of an album cover is a collaborative affair. Many album covers designs are attributed to artists who haven’t been directly involved in creating and signing the prints and we aim to make this as transparent and clear as possible in the product details.

ARCHIVAL INKJETS
Archival inkjet printing is also commonly referred to as Giclée. It denotes the high-quality ink-jet printing process which uses fade resistant, archival inks and archival substrates on large format printers to produce fine art prints.

Similarly, the term serigraph has been used to describe artistic use of the silkscreen process.

ARTISTIC ENHANCEMENT
With only a few unavoidable exceptions (when the artist is no longer alive) the prints sold by Hypergallery have been conceived, created, approved and signed by the artist themselves. In many cases the prints look quite different from the original album cover as we give the artist the chance to revisit their original artwork and rework it specifically as a print, without the restrictions of producing it as a mass market album cover.

COST
The value of a print increases as the edition sells out. You may see some prints on sale at a much higher price than others in the same collection and this will usually mean that less of these prints remain available on the primary market. It might also mean that a print has been signed by the musician as well as the artist - for this reason sometimes you may see exactly the same print available at two different prices.

CARING FOR YOUR PRINT
We will wrap your print in acid-free tissue paper and ship it to you in a sturdy cardboard tube. When you take your print out of the tube it is a good idea to let it uncurl overnight on a flat surface before handling it. This will give the paper a chance to lose some of its springiness and make it much easier for you to handle. Remember to wash your hands before handling your print and to take care not to scuff the surface of the image as some of the print surfaces are very delicate.

DISPLAYING YOUR PRINT
We recommend that you frame your print behind conservation quality glass or acrylic (most framers will offer this as standard) and make sure you use archival quality mount board. This way, your print will be free from any materials that might cause it damage.
Prints are wrapped in acid free tissue, and packed into heavy-duty tubes.

UK orders will be dispatched by either Royal Mail First Class post, Special Delivery or by courier. Orders to the rest of the world are dispatched by Airmail or by international courier. In all cases, a contribution towards the packing and consignment cost will be added to your order and calculated at checkout.

Responsibility for the print lies with us until you receive and sign for it* and for this reason we insist on sending items over £150 by insured, sign-for shipping. All of our print shipments require signature upon delivery so please check the condition of the packaging before accepting it.

*If you have an agreement in place whereby delivery services are to leave parcels without obtaining a signature, as is often the case in the USA, our instruction for them to obtain a signature will be overridden. In these cases responsibility for the print lies with us until it has been recorded as delivered 'as authorised by' your agreement.
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PRICING
The price of limited edition prints and collectables increases as the edition sells out. We reserve the right to increase the advertised price of the artwork without notice. The price of the artwork will be in force from the date of publication on the website.

VAT is chargeable on all EU sales. EU customers who are registered for tax are able to reclaim 100% of the VAT charged through their VAT return process.

Sales to non-EU customers where the delivery is outside the EU are exempt from VAT charges and will include a full commercial invoice to aid customs clearance on importation to the destination country. Local duties and taxes may be charged at that stage and are payable by the customer.

Payment made to the UK in other currencies will be converted to pounds sterling at the exchange rate current on the day of the transaction.

PAYMENT
We know how important it is that you feel secure about paying online. Hypergallery.com is hosted by Shopify and payments are handled by Shopify's own system. Shopify is Level 1 PCI DSS compliant by default so payment info and business data is kept safe. Payments made to the UK in other currencies will be converted to pounds sterling at the current exchange rate.

RETURNS / REFUNDS
We take great care to ensure that your goods are delivered to you in perfect condition, so please do not accept delivery if there is obvious damage to the packaging. If you sign for the goods you are accepting delivery in perfect condition and the shipping agent cannot be held responsible for any damage.

If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, you may return it for full refund of the cost of the artwork on the following conditions: You must notify us in advance and within 7 days that you wish to return the artwork. You can do this by email or by phone. The artwork must be returned in its original packaging and undamaged within 7 days of your notification. You accept that the shipping cost to return the print is borne by you and the return shipment must be covered by adequate insurance.

Payment made to the UK in other currencies will be converted to pounds sterling at the exchange rate current on the day of the transaction.