© Gerald ScarfeEleven original paintings created by British artist Gerald Scarfe for Pink Floyd‘s 1979 concept album The Wall, the 1982 film based on the record and concert performances of the album will soon be available for purchase for the first time ever. The pieces will be displayed at an exhibit that will open this July at the San Francisco Art Exchange gallery.
Scarfe will be in attendance at an invite-only opening event at the gallery.
The paintings are being touted as “the most valuable collection of rock and roll artwork ever to be offered for sale.” Among the titles of the pieces are “The Scream,” “A Terrifying Mother,” “The Gross Inflatable Pig,” “Comfortably Numb” and “The Teacher Walls Up the Innocent Children.” In addition, a storyboard created for the 1982 movie featuring 50 different renderings by the artist also will be sold.
In advance of the sale, one of the paintings, “As the Hammers March, the Gigantic Judge Dwarfs a Terrified Pink,” will go on display in London as part of “The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains,” which opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum on May 13.
To check out all of Scarfe’s paintings being sold, visit SFAE.com.
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