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Mars Volta (MVOL001ST)
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Mars Volta

Catalogue No: MVOL001ST Artist(s): The Mars Volta Location: A Hospital in West London Date: 6th October 2016 Era: The 2000's Edition: Storm Thorgerson 20/20 Edition Print type: Giclée Print Paper type: Archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper

Album artwork for Mars Volta's 'De-loused in the Comatorium' from 2003 designed by Storm Thorgerson and set in West London. Storm Thorgerson recalled, "Deloused in the Comatorium from the intrepid musical explorers The Mars Volta, renegades from At The Drive In, contained a set of songs about their close friend, artistic mentor and wild man Julio, who as a result of numerous misadventures and over indulgences, spent much time in hospital, slipping in and out of a coma. This accounts for the hospital setting for our design. In his unconscious state The Mars Volta imagined that their friend was being pulled down by his artistic demons or imaginary figures called Tremulants, from whose clutches he was continually trying to escape - when successful he surfaced briefly into consciousness . The light from his mouth is the cry for help, a shaft of daylight piercing his twilight gloom. His head is bobbing (or rolling) in and out of consciousness, and was therefore represented by an egg-shaped sculpture of bronze which could literally roll backwards and forwards, and was clean edged and very ‘deloused’, but with a real skin face...scary huh?"

The remaining prints in this edition come complete with a certified 'Storm Thorgerson Estate' stamp.

Size Price ex. vat Price inc. vat




A1 £800.00 £960.00
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  • Print type

    At Rockarchive we carefully select the best print-type to optimise each individual photograph. We have chosen to print this image as a giclée fine art print produced in our London studio.

    A giclée print is the most popular way of producing great quality collectable prints in the digital age. It is produced is by scanning an original negative. The image is then outputed onto the chosen paper using specialist inks to make a beautiful archival print. 

    Paper type

    This giclée print will be produced on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. Photo Rag paper is the most popular choices amongst professional printers as it produces high quality fine art prints with excellent clarity and depth.  

    'A series' print paper sizes

    Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of 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)

    Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size

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    We aim to dispatch all our prints as soon as possible. If we have the requested print in stock we will arrange to post within a few days. However, in some cases we may require a photographer to sign or send us a print, it will take a little longer to be delivered. In these instances we will notify the customer of when they are likely to receive a print.

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  • Framing

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    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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