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The Smiths

Catalogue No: SM001SWRI Artist(s): The Smiths Location: Salford Lads' Club, Manchester, UK Date: November 1985 Era: The 1980's Edition: Stephen Wright Limited Edition Print type: C-Type Prints Paper type: Fujifilm Crystal Archive Paper

The image of The Smiths outside Salford Lads' Club that graces the inner sleeve of their classic album The Queen is Dead remains without question one of the most iconic shots in rock photography. 

Stephen Wright recalls “The Queen is Dead shoot itself was in late November in Salford on a damp dark day; it should really have been cancelled as the light was so poor for photography. We spent a bit of time at a couple of locations but the Salford Lads' Club was the key one. You can even see Johnny shivering in some of the images. Somehow the casual poses and the grim weather give the photos a certain natural and gritty character and I love the way Morrissey stands there, arms folded and smirking slightly like the Mona Lisa. I find it all a bit funny that the film was processed in a darkroom set up in my bedroom with my chemicals stored in old pop bottles yet now there’s a print in the National Portrait Gallery collection, The Manchester Art Gallery and the Salford Art Gallery."

The 12x12" prints are available in a limited edition of 500
The 16x16" prints are available in a limited edition of 100
Both sizes are signed by the photographer

 

Size Price ex. vat Price inc. vat




12x12" £125.00 £150.00
16x16" £395.83 £475.00
  • Print type

    A traditional C-type print is a colour print made in a darkroom from a colour negative or transparency. It is produced on light sensitive paper using a chromogenic process. Before digital technology, these were the prints we all received from the pharmacies from our holiday films. C-type prints are archival and are still preferred by some photographers and collectors to digital art prints.

    Paper type

    Fujifilm Crystal Archive Paper is a professional archival colour paper with a Matt finish.

    '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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  • VAT

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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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