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“Tree of Half Life” by Pink Floyd Limited Edition Signed Print

“Tree of Half Life” by Pink Floyd Limited Edition Signed Print

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This limited edition archival inket print is a unique reworking, undertaken by George Hardie, of his original album artwork for Led Zeppelin's eponymous album number I. Hardie first approached Led Zeppelin’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, with an idea for a design involving the airship icon. Jimmy then asked him to refer directly to a photograph that he had found showing the Hindenburg disaster and the design for Led Zeppelin I was born. What a design it is. So graphically striking yet subtly evocative; instantly recognisable from across the aisles of a record store, or the walls of a gallery. A truly enduring image. The print is taken from the original artwork that resulted from the original design project. The result is a print with added colour treatment applied by George in consultation with Brad Faine at Coriander Studios. The approach was made specially for this print edition and is quite different from the album cover image. It is a truly unique reworking of the original artwork by the artist. The edition was printed in archival pigment inks on a Somerset Satin paper by the esteemed Coriander Studios, London, UK. - See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf
This limited edition archival inket print is a unique reworking, undertaken by George Hardie, of his original album artwork for Led Zeppelin's eponymous album number I. Hardie first approached Led Zeppelin’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, with an idea for a design involving the airship icon. Jimmy then asked him to refer directly to a photograph that he had found showing the Hindenburg disaster and the design for Led Zeppelin I was born. What a design it is. So graphically striking yet subtly evocative; instantly recognisable from across the aisles of a record store, or the walls of a gallery. A truly enduring image. The print is taken from the original artwork that resulted from the original design project. The result is a print with added colour treatment applied by George in consultation with Brad Faine at Coriander Studios. The approach was made specially for this print edition and is quite different from the album cover image. It is a truly unique reworking of the original artwork by the artist. The edition was printed in archival pigment inks on a Somerset Satin paper by the esteemed Coriander Studios, London, UK. - See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf
This limited edition archival inket print is a unique reworking, undertaken by George Hardie, of his original album artwork for Led Zeppelin's eponymous album number I. Hardie first approached Led Zeppelin’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, with an idea for a design involving the airship icon. Jimmy then asked him to refer directly to a photograph that he had found showing the Hindenburg disaster and the design for Led Zeppelin I was born. What a design it is. So graphically striking yet subtly evocative; instantly recognisable from across the aisles of a record store, or the walls of a gallery. A truly enduring image. The print is taken from the original artwork that resulted from the original design project. The result is a print with added colour treatment applied by George in consultation with Brad Faine at Coriander Studios. The approach was made specially for this print edition and is quite different from the album cover image. It is a truly unique reworking of the original artwork by the artist. The edition was printed in archival pigment inks on a Somerset Satin paper by the esteemed Coriander Studios, London, UK. - See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf
This limited edition archival inket print is a unique reworking, undertaken by George Hardie, of his original album artwork for Led Zeppelin's eponymous album number I. Hardie first approached Led Zeppelin’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, with an idea for a design involving the airship icon. Jimmy then asked him to refer directly to a photograph that he had found showing the Hindenburg disaster and the design for Led Zeppelin I was born. What a design it is. So graphically striking yet subtly evocative; instantly recognisable from across the aisles of a record store, or the walls of a gallery. A truly enduring image. The print is taken from the original artwork that resulted from the original design project. The result is a print with added colour treatment applied by George in consultation with Brad Faine at Coriander Studios. The approach was made specially for this print edition and is quite different from the album cover image. It is a truly unique reworking of the original artwork by the artist. The edition was printed in archival pigment inks on a Somerset Satin paper by the esteemed Coriander Studios, London, UK. - See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf
This limited edition archival inket print is a unique reworking, undertaken by George Hardie, of his original album artwork for Led Zeppelin's eponymous album number I. Hardie first approached Led Zeppelin’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, with an idea for a design involving the airship icon. Jimmy then asked him to refer directly to a photograph that he had found showing the Hindenburg disaster and the design for Led Zeppelin I was born. What a design it is. So graphically striking yet subtly evocative; instantly recognisable from across the aisles of a record store, or the walls of a gallery. A truly enduring image. The print is taken from the original artwork that resulted from the original design project. The result is a print with added colour treatment applied by George in consultation with Brad Faine at Coriander Studios. The approach was made specially for this print edition and is quite different from the album cover image. It is a truly unique reworking of the original artwork by the artist. The edition was printed in archival pigment inks on a Somerset Satin paper by the esteemed Coriander Studios, London, UK. - See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf

Details

Artiste:

Led Zeppelin

Designed by:

George Hardie

Signed by:

George Hardie

Published by:

Rockoptic, UK in 2001

Limited edition of:

500

Printed by:

Coriander, London, UK

Process:

Archival Inkjet

Image size:

19.5 x 19.5 inches

Paper size:

26 x 33 inches

- See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf

Tree of Half Life is a limited edition silkscreen that was one of the very first selection of Pink Floyd images to be revisited and re-envisaged as an art print by Storm Thorgerson at the very beginning of this century. The Tree of Half Life was a cover waiting wistfully for an album to go with it but one that has been adopted by the Pink Floyd catalogue nonetheless. Though originally intended for a band called Catherine Wheel, Tree of Half Life always seemed very Pink Floyd - it is certainly classic Storm. It was submitted as an image for a Floyd 30th anniversary campaign that never got fully realized but it was so well liked by the band that it appeared as a t-shirt and as the frontispiece of the Mind Over Matter book of Floyd imagery. In Storm's words, "Is the tree head a real physical thing? A fluke of nature, or a sculpture of some mad topiary artist? Is it the spirit of the forest? Is the spirit taking the shape only briefly in order to communicate with us, to let us know there is intelligence there? Will it revert back to normal tree shape just as quickly? Look again and it will not be there. Was it in the mind all along? Are the branches like the neurons of the brain? The tree of knowledge, the tree of half life. The official story is that this tree profile head was achieved by helicopter topiary - a man hung from a helicopter and cut the shape much as he might a hedge. Anybody who says different, who says the Tree Head was made on computer is a telltale and a stinking rotten liar. Photographed on Hasselblad 500C with daylight transparency in a London Park in February with available light. The tree is still there, but you might not see it like this unless in the right frame of mind." The soft quality of this print, on a lovely Somerset paper, chimes with the whimsical or even mystical nature of the imagery.

Artiste:

Pink Floyd

Designed by:

Storm Thorgerson

Signed by:

Storm Thorgerson

Published by:

Rockoptic, UK in 2000

Limited edition of:

295

Printed by:

Coriander, London, UK

Process:

Silkscreen in 19 colours

Image size:

19 x 19 inches

Paper size:

25.5 x 33 inches


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