As The Hammers March, The Gigantic Judge Dwarfs a Terrified Pink, 1981
© Gerald Scarfe

As The Hammers March, The Gigantic Judge Dwarfs a Terrified Pink, 1981

Painting
By Gerald Scarfe
About the image
This painting defines the essential atmosphere of the film. It shows one of the most enduring and terrifying characters, the Giant Judge, accompanied by ranks of fascistic marching Hammers, dwarfing the terrified Pink. The mesmerising marching Hammers have become synonymous with The Wall.

It has been exhibited worldwide, most recently at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, in their landmark Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains Exhibition which ran from May - October, 2017.

“To my mind, this is one of the best pieces in the collection, showing the fascist Hammers watched over by the huge fat backside of the Judge. The Hammers were originally my idea: they just came into my head one day as the most unrelenting, cruel piece of machinery, and I imagined them marching like Nazi Stormtroopers as a symbol of tyranny."

Watercolour & Gouache on Paper
34 1⁄2” x 81” sheet size

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As The Hammers March, The Gigantic Judge Dwarfs a Terrified Pink, 1981
As The Hammers March, The Gigantic Judge Dwarfs a Terrified Pink, 1981

 
 
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