This photograph was taken at the December 1976 photo shoot that was put together by design group Hipgnosis on behalf of Pink Floyd for the launch of their new album. It features the inflatable pig still tethered between the chimneys of Battersea Power Station in London. Even Hipgnosis did not manage to get a shot of the pig before it broke its lines and floated away. On the cover, the pig featured was added in post-production.
“I shot a whole roll of film of London’s famed Battersea Power Station when the Pink Floyd flew a blow-up pig above it for their Animals cover in 1976. To everyone’s horror, the inflated pig slipped free from its moorings while aloft. The band had originally hired an ex-police marksman to shoot it down if this happened, but he never showed up." -- Carinthia West
Carinthia West's photographs are printed to order in the UK, please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Each photograph will be hand-signed by the artist.
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