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Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here (UK)

Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)

The UK cover of the 1975 Pink Floyd opus, Wish You Were Here. The album deals with the exploitative nature of the music industry as well as former band-mate Syd Barrett's mental decline.

Image courtesy of Pink Floyd. Photography by Hipgnosis.

  “The handshake from the burning man is as empty or absent a gesture as you can get. The man is really on fire. He wore an asbestos suit under the cloth suit, which extends over the head, where a wig was attached. The first attempts at setting him alight were in the wrong wind direction. The flames were blown back and ignited his mustache for an instant. A close shave, one might say.” - Storm Thorgerson

30" x 20"

33" x 25 12"

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