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Gerald Scarfe

GeraldScarfe

In 2017 Wallace & Hodgson wrote “we are delighted to announce that W&H, in conjunction with The San Francisco Art Exchange, are handling a selection of original artworks by Gerald Scarfe from Pink Floyd’s 1982 film, The Wall.

“The eleven artworks have been hand-picked by Scarfe from his private archive and are the original creations for the album artwork, concerts and film spanning the key creative years 1979 – 1982.  Considered by Scarfe to be the most important representations of the main iconic characters, the works include ‘The Wife With Flaming Hair’, the original concept for this menacing character, which was used extensively for publicity and marketing; ‘The Scream’, possibly the quintessential image for the whole project, used, amongst other things, for the huge billboards advertising the film. Scarfe explains that this image ‘symbolizes the mood of the album, show and film’. ‘The Giant Judge And Marching Hammers’ is a beautiful yet menacing large-scale representation of the terrifying Judge looming over a cowering Pink amongst the ominous Marching Hammers, and will be included in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s eagerly-anticipated The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, which opens on 13th May, 2017. ‘The Teacher Walls Up The Innocent Children’, is the original artwork which was projected onto the famous circular screen during the band’s performance of Another Brick In The Wall.

“Perhaps most interesting for fans and aficionados alike however, is the earliest conception of the project, the original storyboard; measuring an impressive 101cm. x 205cm.., it consists of fifty individual illustrations which collectively comprise Scarfe’s conception of a narrative for the film, based on Roger Water’s songs for the Pink Floyd album, The Wall.  Individually, they not only anticipate many motifs and scenes from the eventual film, but also demonstrate the artist’s unique ability to conjure up a scenario, a milieu, and a mood within a single striking image.

“The public will have a rare chance to view a selection of these extraordinary artworks at a major exhibition this July to be held at San Francisco Art Exchange’s gallery (458 Geary St, San Francisco, CA).  Details to be announced.”

To view the artwork with in-depth descriptions and histories, please visit: www.sfae.com/index.php?pg=600179

www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pink-floyds-the-wall-paintings-are-for-sale-w470777

A Terrifying Mother, 1980

© Gerald Scarfe Pen, ink and watercolour on black paper, cut out and applied to a sheet of celluloid over a black background Approx. 23.62 in. x 33 in. Unframed

© Gerald Scarfe
Pen, ink and watercolour on black paper, cut out and applied to a sheet of celluloid over a black background
Approx. 23.62 in. x 33 in.
Unframed
SOLD

As The Hammers March, The Gigantic Judge Dwarfs A Terrified Pink – 1981

© Gerald Scarfe  Watercolour and gouache on paper  81 in. x 34.64 in. Framed

© Gerald Scarfe
Watercolour and gouache on paper
81 in. x 34.64 in.
Framed

The Scream – 1981 

© Gerald Scarfe Watercolour on paper  30.70 in. x 38.58 in. Framed

© Gerald Scarfe
Watercolour on paper
30.70 in. x 38.58 in.
Framed
SOLD

The Wife With Flaming Hair – 1979 

© Gerald Scarfe Pen, ink and watercolour on paper, with an applique flame above the forehead Approx.. 39.37 in. x 59 in. Framed

© Gerald Scarfe
Pen, ink and watercolour on paper, with an applique flame above the forehead
Approx.. 39.37 in. x 59 in.
Framed
SOLD

 The Teacher Walls Up The Innocent Children – 1979

© Gerald Scarfe Pen, ink, watercolour and gouache montage, cut-out and mounted on abstract original background 39 in. x 43.70 in. Framed

Pen, ink, watercolour and gouache montage, cut-out and mounted on abstract original background
39 in. x 43.70 in.
Framed

Original Storyboard for Pink Floyd The Wall

© Gerald Scarfe Watercolour on paper 98.43in. x 39.37in. Framed

© Gerald Scarfe
Watercolour on paper
98.43in. x 39.37in.
Framed

On 31 March 2017 Carey & Sarah attended Gerald Scarfe’s talk at Sotheby’s Bond Street and the private view of the auction ‘Scarfe At Sotheby’s’ on 5 April 2017. The select sale of 134 lots covered the different stages of Scarfe’s remarkable career. Scarfe’s art associated with ‘Pink Floyd The Wall’ performed particularly well. The highest price in the auction was achieved by his depiction of the menacing `Teacher’ which sold for £22,500, two and half times the top estimate.

Entrance to the exhibition, San Francisco Art Exchange, July 2017

Entrance to the exhibition, San Francisco Art Exchange, July 2017

Gerald Scarfe in his studio surrounded by original artwork from ‘Pink Floyd The Wall’, early 1980s, including ‘The Scream’ and ‘Wife With Flaming Hair’. W&H were involved with the private sales of both these pieces which made record prices in July 2017.

Gerald Scarfe in his studio surrounded by original artwork from ‘Pink Floyd The Wall’, early 1980s, including ‘The Scream’ and ‘Wife With Flaming Hair’. W&H were involved with the private sales of both these pieces which made record prices in July 2017.

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