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


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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.


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