Comfortably Numb, 1980
© Gerald Scarfe

Comfortably Numb, 1980

Painting
By Gerald Scarfe
About the image
Gerald Scarfe’s unique interpretation of ‘Comfortably Numb’- one of the key songs in The Wall. It represents a nightmare shared by both Scarfe and Waters which triggered the creation of this macabre image and inspired the visual accompaniment to the song in both the stage show and the film of The Wall.

“Roger and I discovered we had the same dream, or nightmare, as children. We dreamed that our hands grew larger and thicker and numb.  Hence the lyric ‘My hand felt just like two balloons’”.

Black Ink & Gouache on Celluloid over Watercolour on Paper
14” x 17”sheet size

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Comfortably Numb, 1980
Comfortably Numb, 1980

 
 
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