Special Edition - Pink Floyd - One of These Days IV, 2022
© Ian Emes

Special Edition - Pink Floyd - One of These Days IV, 2022

By Ian Emes
About the image
In 1972 Ian Emes created a mesmerizing experimental animated sequence called "French Windows" set to the song "One of These Days," the opening track for Pink Floyd's 1971 album Meddle. The piece soon aired on BBC's "The Old Grey Whistle Test" television show, which quickly caught the attention of the band.

After a private screening with Pink Floyd, "French Windows" led to a special commission to create custom animations for several songs from their latest album, Dark Side of the Moon, that would be projected onto the now iconic massive circular screen above the band on stage. These visuals went on to become one of the most distinct and memorable features of Pink Floyd's live concerts.

About his animated short films Ian says, "I like to create a musical time-space event, not designed to convey a message but more a state of mind." Clearly this was the ideal combination for Pink Floyd, a band with deep roots in psychedelia that always incorporated a huge amount of imagery into their musical identity.

A selection of Ian's original animation cels were a featured part of the record-breaking museum exhibition Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains which began at London's V&A and has gone on to travel the world.

Release Notes:
This artwork is an archivally printed reproduction of one of Ian's vintage hand-painted animation cel set-ups that was used in the making of the original "French Windows" sequence in 1972. The set-ups typically consist of multiple layers of hand-painted celluloid mounted (often with tape) to a hand-painted cel background. High-resolution scanning of the entire artifact captures all of the details of the original including the rough edges and visual features such as brushstrokes and hand-written notes that demonstrate the true work product of hand-painted animation.

This special edition series gives animation fans and collectors an opportunity to own a true-to-life enlarged reproduction of an actual animation cel set-up. In this case, one that was used in the original "French Windows" sequence from 1972.

Collector's Notes:
A hand-signed limited edition of only five pieces have been created of this artwork. Part of what makes this a "Special Edition" is that each one bears a unique, hand-drawn artist remarque by Ian Emes, making each piece a one-of-a-kind.

All of these museum-quality archival pigment prints were produced in London in 2022, and are hand-signed, numbered, and remarqued with a unique clock illustration by Ian Emes. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery upon purchase.

Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery. Please contact us for more details!

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