AVAILABLE – Please Call For Current Prices – Pink Floyd Animals Cover Shoot #4 Limited Edition Photograph Signed By Carinthia West

Date: 1975

Signed By: Carinthia West In Pen

Edition: 100 Released World Wide

Dimensions: Please see below

Atelier: St Pauls Gallery

Condition: New Mint Condition

Medium: Silver Gelatin Photographic Print


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Date: Image 1975 Signed By: Carinthia West In Pen Condition: New and Mint As described by Carinthia West “Pink Floyd Animals The Pink Floyd decided to shoot the Animals album cover at Battersea Power Station in London using the brilliant photographic team Hipgnosis ( Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson) who had shot many of their previous albums. Hipgnosis organized a giant blow-up pig which was attached to ropes and supposed to float above the Power Station for the shot, but instead, it threw off it moorings and headed off on a lone journey across London. Everyone watched in horrified fascination and a certain amount of panic, to put it mildly. The Floyd had hired an ex-police marksman to shoot it down in such circumstances, but he had turned up the day before and hadnt bothered to return. Jumbo jet pilots, flying into London that morning, announced to their passengers on the right of the plane you will see the Houses of Parliament and on the left….a flying pig!. Luckily, the pig landed ignominiously and deflated in a field in Kent, much to the farmers surprise. To the best of my knowledge, I was the only non-professional observer with a camera on that day, and I took these shots as it was beginning to fly away on its independent journey.” Carinthia West took this photograph at the Animals photo shoot that was put together by Hipgnosis (Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey Powell) on behalf of Pink Floyd for the launch of their latest album at the time. The image is very rare in that it features the inflatable pig still tethered between the chimneys of Battersea Power Station in London. Even Hipgnosis did not manage to get a shot of the pig in situe before it broke its lines and floated away. Hence on the Animals album cover, the pig featured is actually a cut and paste addition. Carinthia West was present at the shoot with Pink Floyd’s tour manager Robbie Williams who features in one of the out take photos. This really is a beautiful and rare photogroph of one of Pink Floyd’s most memorable and popular album covers. The total print edition is 100 prints World Wide, with 5 various print sizes within this edition. Please call for more details if required. Please note the print edition number will vary from the one visible in the photograph due to availablity at any one time. Frame not included. Please call or mail for details. +44 121 235 5800.


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