Inner sleeve art for Pink Floyd's seminal album Wish You Were Here by Storm Thorgerson.
Storm Thorgerson has created some of the most iconic album cover artwork ever made, including the globally recognised Pink Floyd album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. "Many people agree that Storm Thorgerson is the best album designer in the world. Look at the evidence. By which I mean look at your collection of LPs." (Douglas Adams from ’Eye of the Storm’ 2000).
During the making of the album, Storm Thorgerson claimed that Pink Floyd were "not entirely together as a band", which is where the concept of absence for the album came from. The nude woman in the inner sleeve is absent from first viewing. You must strain to find her form in the image of a red veil. Storm Thorgerson wrote in his book Mind over Matter "The red muslin veil is a universal item, or symbol, of hiding the face, either culturally as in Araby, or for respect as in funerals. What is behind the veil?"
Pink Floyd composed the album while performing in Europe and it was recorded at Abbey Road Studios during over a variety of sessions in 1975. The songs on Wish You Were Here cover a range of themes, including criticism towards the music business, alienation, as well as a tribute to founding member Syd Barrett, Storm Thorgerson emphasised his concept of absence by concealing the final artwork for Wish You Were Here in a black-coloured shrink-wrap - so the album art could not be seen until unwrapped.
This is a limited edition of 100 fine art prints. The remaining prints in this edition come complete with a certified 'Storm Thorgerson Estate' stamp.
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