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Alan Parsons

Catalogue No: ALPA001ST Artist(s): Alan Parsons Location: Spiritual Wiltshire, UK Date: 1996 Era: The 1990's Edition: Storm Thorgerson 20/20 Edition Print type: Giclée Print Paper type: Archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper

On Air was the second solo release by Alan Parsons following the split of The Alan Parsons Project, Photographer Storm Thorgerson recalls, "Alan Parsons, of The Alan Parsons Project and The Dark Side of the Moon engineering fame was inclined to select ideas around which to weave an album, in the past subjects included surveillance, Gaudi, pyramids, Asimov robots, not to mention Edgar Allen Poe. In this case his On Air album was about the idea of flight or man’s desire to fly."

"It was, he said, as much about the idea of flight as about flying itself or about the machines that fly us. I took the notion of an idea, the tried and tested notion, namely that of a light bulb above a head and reworked it as a bulb shaped hot air balloon above a head shaped hillock."

"It is not uncommon to see air balloons of different shapes rather than only the stereotypic pear shape, so ours is light bulb shaped of course and is photographed at the same time and in the same lighting conditions as the hill over which it is gracefully flying. The idea of flight whilst flying."

Size Price ex. vat Price inc. vat




A1 £800.00 £960.00
A1 signed £1,500.00 £1,800.00
  • Print type

    A Giclee print is the most common way of producing collectable prints in the digital age. It is produced is by scanning an original negative or optimising a digital file.The image is then out-putted on various mediums using archival inks. Fine quality coated papers are used to make delicate, beautiful archival prints. 

    Paper type

    Archival 310gsm cotton based rag papers have lead the way in meeting the needs of professional fine art printers. Photographers and print-makers alike can rely on these new papers to produce the highest quality images they have come to know and love.

    With no optical brighteners and the longevity, image stability and a clean matt surface required for the very best in fine art printing, Smooth Cotton Rag is offered as the perfect choice for crisp detail, while the Textured Cotton range features a contoured surface for enhanced creative expression. 

    'A series' print paper sizes

    A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
    A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
    A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
    A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)

  • If you are looking for specific custom sizes or prints on other foms of media, or any other requirement that is not listed in the options then please get in touch with Rockarchive and we will see if we can help you.

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  • Framing

    A great print deserves a great frame. At Rockarchive we would be delighted to advise you on how best to select the right frame for your print. Please just let us know when you place your order or contact us once you have received your print and we will discuss the various options with you.

    If you live in London we can arrange to get your print framed for you. Once the print is framed you can either collect it from our London Rockarchive Studio, in Kentish Town or we can arrange for it to be delivered to your London address (at an extra charge).

    If you live elsewhere in the UK, we can arrange to get smaller sized prints framed and shipped to you. However due to postage regulations acrylic (eg perspex) rather than glass needs to be used in the frame.

    If you live outside of the UK, we are sorry we are unable to ship framed prints to you.

    For all framing enquiries please contact us at info@rockarchive.com or call us on +44 (0) 20 7267 4716


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