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Major Storm Thorgerson exhibition launched (and win a signed book!) Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 15 September 2004

It was with great pleasure that Brain Damage attended the press launch of Storm Thorgerson's London exhibition - "Taken By Storm", last night. The exhibition, a showcase for Storm’s artwork including many fantastic Pink Floyd items, is being held at the John Martin Gallery in Chelsea, London, from September 22nd until October 9th 2004.

There were many superb examples of Storm's work around the walls of the former warehouse, all of which are available to buy, including the balls used on the Paris "Interstellar" exhibition promotional posters, and the original stained glass window created for the 30th Anniversary SACD of Dark Side Of The Moon. All the artworks are personally signed by Storm, and are individually created, limited editions.

Many examples of his work for Pink Floyd were included, alongside pieces for other artists and bands. The highlight was the chance to have a chat with Storm; myself and Phil (who runs RogerWatersOnline) spent a fascinating half-hour with Storm covering a number of different subjects. Storm was on great form - his candour and sharp wit allied with his amazing memory, made for a great end to the evening. The interview is being transcribed and will be with you as soon as it is finished, along with a number of pictures from the event.

In the meantime, be sure to enter our competition (see details below) to win a signed copy of his book, "Mind Over Matter - The Images Of Pink Floyd"!

Details of the exhibition, and images of the limited edition prints, can be seen at the event website at www.jmlondon.com. These prints are wonderfully produced and would make great display items.

Gallery details:
John Martin Chelsea
6 Burnsall Street
Off Kings Road
London SW3 3ST

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7351 4818
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7351 2351

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10 - 6pm
Saturdays 11 - 4pm
Admission: no charge.

Getting there: John Martin Chelsea is situated in a former warehouse building off the Kings Road.

By Car: Burnsall Street is a one-way street with entry from both Astell Street and Godfrey Street off Chelsea Green. Best parking is at Marks and Spencer on the King's Road.

By Foot or Bus: Burnsall Street is about half way down the Kings Road between Markham Square and the Chelsea Cinema; on the corner of Choys Chinese Restaurant and Vodafone. Buses: 11,22,19 to Chelsea Town Hall.

By Tube: Sloane Square or South Kensington.


To win a copy of Mind Over Matter - The Images Of Pink Floyd, written by Storm Thorgerson, and signed by the man himself along with Peter Curzon, who is responsible for much of the work, enter our great competition! You have just over three weeks to get your answers in, with entries accepted until October 8th 2004. Good luck!

We have set three questions, all relating to Storm and his career:

1. What was the name of Storm's famous design company, that he ran with Aubrey Powell, that was responsible for the majority of Pink Floyd's album covers?
2. What was the first Pink Floyd album cover he designed?
3. Name another two performers or bands that Storm has designed cover artwork for.

Please send your answers, together with your name and full postal address (so we know where to send your prize to!), to us via this email address. Be sure to get your answers to us by October 8th; the lucky winner will be selected from the correct entries shortly after, once we have sorted through everyone's answers. Please - one entry per person. GOOD LUCK!

Our thanks to Robin at Media Contemporary Arts for her generous assistance, to Peter Curzon, and of course to Storm Thorgerson.

 
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