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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for OAR's album Stories of A Stranger

O.A.R (Of A Revolution) photographer Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)

Catalogue No: OREV001ST Artist(s): O.A.R. Location: Bourne Aerodrome, Cambridge, UK Date: 2005 Era: The 2000's Edition: Storm Thorgerson 20/20 Edition Print type: Giclée Print Paper type: Archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper

Cover artwork for O.A.R's 2005 album 'Stories of a Stranger' designed by Storm Thorgerson.

Storm Thorgerson recalled, "The main preoccupation of O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) at the time of this record was how to balance the life of a travelling musician, a life on the road, with family life i.e. staying at home. One both loves playing but one also loves being at home with one’s wife and child, but these can be mutually exclusive. And in trying to avoid the more lurid solutions of outrageous behaviour or over-indulgence - or both ( which may provide of course for a litany of colourful rock and roll stories but also a trail of fucked-up marriages and deserted children...steady on) O.A.R. put it instead into their art. I likewise tried to do the same, and see this work/home dilemma as part of an imaginary fairy tale to reflect the old conundrum, do you take your work home or your home to work? So we have a man running from his house in a hurry on his way to work - hence the suit and briefcase. But his briefcase is in the shape of the house he’s just left because he’s taking home to work. But the house he’s just left is also in fact a huge briefcase belonging to a giant who is reaching down to pick it up on ‘his’ way to work. And so it goes on, a dilemma that is difficult to answer. Better to make a record - a piece of imagination - than plunge your head in a bucket of vomit in a hotel room in Kentucky. Moreover, we’re not people to fuck around, so we built a giant house/briefcase, took it in sections to the location and erected it, photographed it in the afternoon light, as you can see, then came home (and they call that work)."

There are 20 prints available in this limited edition. All prints are numbered. Signed and unsigned prints are available. Signed prints are signed by Storm Thorgerson. Unsigned prints have a certified Storm Thorgerson estate stamp.

Please contact us at info@rockarchive.com for alternative limited edition prints signed by Storm Thorgerson.

Size Price

A1 £800.00
A1 signed £1,500.00
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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)

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