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40 years of Storm Thorgerson

The designer of The Dark Side of The Moon cover will display his art at a gallery in the capital

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Storm Thorgerson, a founding member of art collective Hipgnosis, who has become popular through his artwork for the likes of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, has opened a new exhibition in London called Big and Small.

One of his most famous pieces of artwork is the cover for Pink Floyd’s Number 1 album Atom Heart Mother from 1970 showing nothing but a cow.

For the 40th anniversary edition Thorgerson remade the cover into a cow made of wire.

Now, at the Idea Generation Gallery, artwork from over 40 years of his career will be going on show.

The exhibition runs until 13 November.

(audio interview with Storm on the BBC website)

http://www.bbc.co.uk...103_storm.shtml

http://gallery.ideageneration.co.uk/

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40 years of Storm Thorgerson

The designer of The Dark Side of The Moon cover will display his art at a gallery in the capital

Storm_Thorgerson_web_2_new.jpg

Storm Thorgerson, a founding member of art collective Hipgnosis, who has become popular through his artwork for the likes of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, has opened a new exhibition in London called Big and Small.

One of his most famous pieces of artwork is the cover for Pink Floyd’s Number 1 album Atom Heart Mother from 1970 showing nothing but a cow.

For the 40th anniversary edition Thorgerson remade the cover into a cow made of wire.

Now, at the Idea Generation Gallery, artwork from over 40 years of his career will be going on show.

The exhibition runs until 13 November.

(audio interview with Storm on the BBC website)

http://www.bbc.co.uk...103_storm.shtml

http://gallery.ideageneration.co.uk/

I would recommend this exhibition to anyone in the area who has an interest in Storm, his work with Aubrey Powell, and Hipgnosis. My husband and I attended Storm's book signing and exhibition earlier this year and we both found it fascinating.

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Storm Thorgerson's top album covers exhibited

1 Feb 2012

Storm Thorgerson's imagery has appeared on some of the most successful rock and roll albums of all time, and a selection of his fine art prints will be shown at The Raging Storm exhibition, 6 Spin Street, opposite Church Square, Cape Town on Monday, 20 February to Saturday, 10 March, 2012.

The highly sought-after works are signed and numbered by Storm and include the album art of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Gabriel, The Cranberries, Black Sabbath, Audioslave, Pendulum, Disco Biscuits, Steve Miller Band, The Mars Volta, Anthrax, Catherine Wheel, Alan Parsons, Ian Dury, Biffy Clyro and South African band Machineri. Gallery hours are all day Monday to Saturday from 8.30am.

A feature-length documentary film "Taken By Storm" will be shown, followed by an intimate Q & A session with Storm Thorgerson on Wednesday, 22 February at 6.30pm and Thursday, 23 and Friday, 24 February at 8pm. A tapas menu and cash bar will be available from 6pm.

Produced by Roddy Bogawa, the film is about Thorgerson's life and work as told through his own reflection, his personal archive of never-before-seen photographs and films. There are interviews with his ex-partner of Hipgnosis, Aubrey Powell, and some of the most important musicians and bands of our time: Alan Parsons, Steve Miller, 10cc's Graham Gouldman, The Cranberries, Damien Hirst, Robert Plant, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Peter Gabriel. It's also about Storm's creative processes from the Hipgnosis days until now and his relationships/friendships with the musicians and bands he has worked with through his four decades of making album art.

Booking is essential as space is limited. Tickets cost R80 and R60 for students (with student card). Book through Kerry Friedmann +27 (0)82 455 3447 or email .

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