Original Paintings from Pink Floyd’s The Wall on Sale for the First Time

Multimillion-Dollar Collection of Masterworks Created for the Album, Concerts, and Film, From the Private Collection of Gerald Scarfe

San Francisco Art Exchange LLC (SFAE) has been selected to exclusively represent the most valuable collection of rock and roll artwork ever to be offered for sale: eleven original paintings created and hand-selected by famed English artist Gerald Scarfe, from Pink Floyd‘s 1982 masterpiece The Wall. A major exhibition will be held in July with Scarfe in attendance at the invitation-only premiere to be held at SFAE’s gallery (458 Geary St, San Francisco, CA). Details to be announced.

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The Scream, 30 1/2″ x 38 1/2″ sheet size. This image was used in the film during a battlefield scene and was selected upon first sight by director Alan Parker for use as the image for the film poster.

The paintings being offered have been carefully selected by Scarfe as his most important works, and include several of the most famous images in rock history due to their association with The Wall. Among the paintings are the true definitive originals for iconic artworks such as The Scream, Wife With Flaming Hair, Giant Judge and Hammers, The Mother, Education For What? No Jobs!, The Wife’s Shadow, One of The Frightened Ones, The Gross Inflatable Pig, Comfortably Numb, and The Teacher, as well as the massive original storyboard created for the film which incorporates 50 original renderings.

The Mother

The Mother, 23 1/2″ x 33 1/2″ sheet size. An early version of the iconic Mother character, one of the most significant in the entire narrative of The Wall. Her arms cradle baby Pink in a subtle brick wall pattern, a motif that consistently appears through the film.

The Teacher

The Teacher, 39″ x 43 1/2″ sheet size. This original artwork of one of the most iconic characters in the story was projected onstage during live performances of Another Brick in the Wall.

Epic in scale and steeped in rock history, these original works of art are marquis collectibles for major individual, corporate, and institutional collectors. Due to the extensive distribution of the imagery via album, live performances, music videos, and the film (along with the accompanying publicity), the artwork offered is among the most instantly recognizable and significant in pop culture.Giant Judge and Hammers

One of the paintings available for purchase, Giant Judge and Hammers, will be prominently on display in London beginning May 13, 2017 as part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s eagerly anticipated The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, the first international retrospective of one of the worlds’ most ground-breaking and influential bands. This exhibition is expected to become one of the most successful on record.

Comfortably Numb

Comfortably Numb, 23 1/2″ x 33 1/2″ sheet size. An illustration of one of the key songs in The Wall and a real nightmare “hands like two balloons” shared by both Scarfe and Roger Waters.

Education For What, No Jobs!

Education For What? No Jobs!, 23 1/2″ x 33″ sheet size. This original concept artwork is one of a series created to draft the live action scene in the film that illustrated the plight of schoolchildren being herded through their education on a maze of conveyor belts.

One of The Frightened Ones

One of The Frightened Ones, 23 1/2″ x 33″ sheet size. An original concept artwork for the characters that appear during the Blue Skies sequence in The Wall.

The Wall album topped Billboard charts for 15 weeks, and in 1999 was certified 23 x Platinum. It remains one of the best-selling albums of all time, selling over 19 million copies between 1979 and 1990 in the US alone. The film was critically acclaimed when it was released in 1982 and won BAFTAs for Best Original Song and Best Sound. Scarfe developed the film’s entire visual environment before the project began and his characters became a mixture of live-action and animated imagery, all of which played an integral role in the surreal narrative.

The Wife's Shadow

The Wife’s Shadow, 23 1/2″ x 33″ sheet size. This concept piece was created to demonstrate the look and feel of one of the scenes in the film for both MGM executives and the filmmakers themselves.

Wife With Flaming Hair

Wife With Flaming Hair, 39 1/2″ x 59″ sheet size. The original design for one of the six iconic characters from The Wall, used on the publicity materials for the film, album, and concerts in 1980-81.

Gerald Scarfe is one of the world’s most famous political cartoonists and caricaturists whose work has been seen in The Sunday Times and The New Yorker for decades. His artworks reside in the following permanent collections, among others: Tate Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and The Parliamentary Art Collection in London, as well as the Smithsonian Institution‘s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

The Gross Inflatable Pig

The Gross Inflatable Pig, 26 1/2″ x 33 1/2″ sheet size. An adaptation of one of Pink Floyd’s most famous motifs depicting the enormous inflatable pig that was to be used for the singular performance of The Wall by Roger Waters in Berlin in 1990.

The San Francisco Art Exchange is the sole gallery authorized to sell these paintings and is known worldwide for record-breaking sales of album cover related artwork, and has represented such revered artworks as the originals for Abbey Road, Meet The Beatles, Rubber Soul, Imagine, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Ummagumma, Animals, Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, The Best of The Doors, Candy-O, and many, many more.

For sales and inquiries, please contact San Francisco Art Exchange sales@sfae.com or call 415-441-8840.

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