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Catalogue No: PHIS001ST Artist(s): Phish Location: Hergeist Point Beach, near Bournemouth, Dorset, UK Date: 1997 Era: The 1990's Edition: Storm Thorgerson 20/20 Edition Print type: Giclée Print Paper type: Archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper

Storm Thorgerson recalled 'The most impressive thing about Phish was going to see them live and discovering first hand that they did not have a set list, no set list! horrors, how do they know what to play! Well, like the best jazz combos, as I have imagined, they play what comes to mind, once someone starts a song, say the pianist then the rest follow easily. They told me later that they once did an entire set in a club of Beach Boy variations using only percussion and none of their own songs, not something they ever anticipated. The second impressive thing about Phish is the degree of improvisation in their concerts and improvisation is what I was trying to represent in this design. I thought of improvisation as a large ball of string (a melody as yet unravelled) and the improvisation as the unravelling, wherein each musician took the melody, ran with it and passed it on to the next musician, a bit like a runner in a relay passing the baton. A little fanciful you might say, but not quite as fanciful as trying to construct a giant ball of string - giant, because after all how long is an improvisation until finished, how long is a piece of string? The most fanciful part of all of this is that a giant ball would require giant string, namely rope, the kind of rope that ties a ship to a dock, which made the ball very heavy and a complete nightmare to transport and carry down rocks and onto a beach, it seeming relevant to put Phish near the sea.'

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.

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

  • Framing

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    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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