Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here Album Cover (UK), 1975
© Pink Floyd Music, Art by Hipgnosis

Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here Album Cover (UK), 1975

By Storm Thorgerson
About the image
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.

“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 

Lambda Release Notes:
In 2008, Storm and SFAE celebrated Pink Floyd's 40th anniversary with an exhibition of signed photographs of images that he had created for the band over the years both as a founding member of the design collective Hipgnosis, and as an independent designer with StormStudios. These photographs were produced as signed, open editions and were only briefly available for sale as they were intended only for the anniversary celebration. Very few of any of these images were produced. 

Collector's Notes:
The serigraph edition is one of the most popular limited edition print from the Hipgnosis catalog, there are very very few available. Please contact us for details!

Image courtesy of Pink Floyd. Photography by Hipgnosis. 

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