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Pink Floyd Stories and Secrets, Italian Fan Convention

Pink Floyd Stories and Secrets Exhibition 2014 Poster
Pink Floyd Stories and Secrets Exhibition 2014 Poster (Click to Enlarge)

In addition to the official Pink Floyd Exhibition – Their Mortal Remains in Sep-Oct 2014, Italy is also host to an un-official fan convention called Pink Floyd Stories and Secrets on 29-30 March 2014.

Some of the world’s greatest rarities of the group will be exhibited for the first time, featuring hundreds of original historical documents relating to the band.

In the luxurious salons of the Hotel Atlantic Borgaro near Turin, the exhibit will range from the hardest to find posters to vintage handbills, from the tour programs to the most amazing memorabilia up to an accurate selection of the rarest records from the esteemed private collection of the Lunatics, the very active club consisting of five among the most important Pink Floyd historians and collectors (Nino Gatti, Stefano Girolami, Danilo Steffanina, Stefano Mrpinky Tarquini and Riccardo Verani) who in October 2012 published the bestselling book “Pink Floyd Stories and Secrets” published by Giunti Editore.

The exhibition, extending to 600 square meters, will develop through the various chapters of the book and visually trace the history of the band, from its origins until the last tour of 1994. Projections of rare and previously unpublished footage will make the appointment a great multimedia moment.

Some of the exhibits are unique and of the highest rarity value to collectors, never before shown in public.

Pink Floyd Stories and Secrets Exhibition 2014
Pink Floyd Stories and Secrets Exhibition 2014

Adrian Maben, who directed the excellent Pink Floyd Live in Pompeii video, will present in Turin on March 30th two new films about Pink Floyd: one is the documentary “CHIT CHAT WITH OYSTERS”, with 55 minutes of unreleased tracks made during the filming of the movie “Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii”; second is the new version Blu-Ray of the film, with the restored video and multi-channel audio.

For more information about the event, please see here.

Pink Floyd & Hipgnosis – Masters of Album Cover Art Exhibition 2014

Aubrey "Po" Powell from Hipgnosis Signing Darkside Cover Art
Aubrey “Po” Powell from Hipgnosis Signing Darkside Cover Art

St Pauls Gallery in Birmingham are exhibiting fine art print album cover art including pieces from Pink Floyd, 10CC, Led Zeppelin and others.

The event is a celebration of the output from design house Hipgnosis where Aubrey Powell (pictured right) and the late Storm Thorgerson led the design team to create some of the most iconic album cover art in the history of music.

Pink Floyd have had a long relationship with Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis. Storm was a childhood friend of the band growing up in Cambridge and produced many of Pink Floyd’s album covers.

The excellent book Mind Over Matter: The Images of Pink Floyd is an excellent document of the amazing work produced by Hipgnosis for the Pink Floyd; additionally, The Album Art of Hipgnosis also covers Pink Floyd but is a comprehensive document of some of the cutting edge creative output of Hipgnosis. Certainly worth looking at these two books.

Exhibition Launch Events

There is a launch event on Saturday 22nd February 2014 at St Pauls Gallery in Birmingham, England, between 10am and 6pm GMT. The exhibition runs from 22nd Feb to 5th April 2014 so plenty of time to go and see this spectacular exhibition of fine art editions of iconic album artwork.

Here is a selection of some of the iconic artwork produced by Hipgnosis for you pleasure. Full itinerary for the day follows after images below.

The launch itinerary for 22nd Feb includes the below:

*Amazing works on display by Hipgnosis-Including some classics, Dark Side of the Moon, Led Zeppelin etc, Plus unseen works and some recently published covers for 10cc

*TALK 2-3pm- From Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Graham Gouldman of 10cc

*Domeclub-the extremely popular 360 degree visual experience. Displaying creative images whilst listening to Floyd Albums. On throughout the day.

* Signing opportunities available for a small donation

*Refreshments throughout

This is a free event but please let us know you are attending and how many guests you will be bringing. Please contact  [email protected] or phone 0121 2365800.