Pink Floyd "Animals" Battersea 1976 by Carinthia West

Pink Floyd "Animals" Battersea 1976 by Carinthia West

from 1,500.00

Signed fine art, limited edition print of Battersea Power Station with Pink Floyd’s flying pig from the “Animals” album cover, taken by photographer Carinthia West.

Carinthia recalls “I shot a whole roll of film of London’s famed Battersea Power Station when the Pink Floyd flew a blow-up pig above it for their Animals cover in 1976. To everyone’s horror, the inflated pig slipped free from its moorings while aloft. The band had originally hired an ex-police marksman to shoot it down if this happened, but he never showed up. Later, we read police reports that said jumbo-jet pilots, flying into London that morning, asked their passengers to position seatbelts for landing and—in the same breath—said, “On the right of the plane, you will see the Houses of Parliament and on the left . . . a flying pig!” The pig eventually landed in a field in Kent. Here it is, just beginning to fly away on its lone journey . . .”

You can add framing to your print purchase if needed, or simply order the print unframed. Our framing service is provided by a reputable, local professional custom framer here in Austin. Prints are framed in a classic museum style frame using archival techniques. This consists of a 3" white matt, plain black wood surround and conservation clear, UV protected glass. Click HERE to view a sample.

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Carinthia West prints are available in three limited edition sizes, with framing as an additional option.

16" x 20" - Edition 25 - $1,500
20" x 24" - Edition 50 - $2,000
30" x 40" - Edition 20 - $3,600

Print Quality: Silver Gelatin print on archival Ilford fibre

Expect a delivery time of 3 to 4 weeks on orders. We can ship unframed prints worldwide. Your print will be sent rolled in a new, high quality mailing tube with sufficient packing. You will be emailed with a tracking number once your order has been shipped. Framed prints are shipped in a special framed artwork box via FedEx. Unfortunately we're are unable to ship framed prints outside of the US.