The Nice Elegy Limited Edition Print By Storm thorgerson Hipgnosis
Date: 2007 (1971)
Signed By: Storm Thorgerson in pencil
Edition: 150 World Wide
Dimensions: Image 19 x 19″
Atelier: Design and Photography by Hipgnosis
Condition: New – mint condition
Medium: Silkscreen print using colours on Somerset Tub 410 gsm
Keith Emerson led the way for 1970s progressive music, stirring the classical gas. Genuine fanatics, Nice tackled the real thing Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, thru Bernstein & Sondheim.
Storm reveals his inspiration for the Elegy cover for us here.
“I don’t often dream images – more’s the pity, it would make life easier – but I did dream this one. When this image ‘popped’ into view in the brain I had been listening to the music. ”
“We drove to the Sahara in a small van full of red plastic balls, placed them in a line trying to avoid footprints and took a picture just as the sun went down (which accounts for the shadows). A sort of land art project – totally outrageous but worked a treat.