Log in Sign up
| T: 020 7908 1627 | Contact
  • Difficult To Cure, Hipgnosis - CultureLabel - 1
  • Difficult To Cure, Hipgnosis - CultureLabel - 2
  • Difficult To Cure, Hipgnosis - CultureLabel - 3
Difficult To Cure, Hipgnosis - CultureLabel - 1
Move your mouse over image or click to enlarge
Difficult To Cure, Hipgnosis - CultureLabel - 1 Difficult To Cure, Hipgnosis - CultureLabel - 2 Difficult To Cure, Hipgnosis - CultureLabel - 3

Aubrey Powel

Difficult To Cure

Hypergallery

£390.00 GBP

Limited Edition Photographic Print

About

This Rainbow album cover design is one of a collection of prints launched in 2014, celebrating previously unpublished album cover art from the Hipgnosis archives.

Originally put forward as a cover for Black Sabbath's 1978 album, Never Say Die!, the surgeons are posed in a mock rock'n'roll manner, parodying a similar narcissism which we found faintly ludicrous. Po's friend George Galatzon took the lead role whilst the backup surgeons were played by Peter, Storm, John Blake, Hipgnosis assistant George and his mate. The supporting surgeons are set back slightly from the lead surgeon, an effect achieved by spraying a thin layer of white paint, like a mist, over the entire photo after laying a carefully cut, clear, sticky mask over the image of the lead character so that it would not receive the spray.

Richard Manning added hand colouring to enhance the green outfits and the yellow of the gloves.

Limited Edition

Limited Edition of 90

Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, Aubrey Powel

Archival Inkjet: Printed in pigment inks on Woodstock Felt 310gsm acid free art paper by Senecio, Oxford, UK

Details

Published by Hypergallery in 2014

Design and Photography by Hipgnosis

Image size: 19.50" x 19.50"

Paper size: 26.00" x 33.00"

  • Delivery & Returns