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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Pink Floyd legend rocks up to the Pop-Up. Nick Mason tonight in Covent Garden

Nick Mason, photo being signed tonight
©Jill Furmanovsky

Rockarchive, the iconic rock photography collective and gallery network, is delighted to announce that legendary Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will be holding a signing at their pop-up gallery in Monmouth St, WC2 on Thursday 30th May.
In a rare public appearance, Mason will be available at the Rockarchive pop-up between 5-6pm to sign an edition of 50 exclusive photographic prints of the world renowned drummer made specially for the occasion by Rockarchive, available at a reduced price of £100 for the night only. Pink Floyd fans are also invited to bring along one item of personal Pink Floyd memorabilia that they wish to be autographed. In addition to meeting Mason they will also be able to admire the extensive collection of Pink Floyd prints displayed in the gallery, including works by the late Storm Thorgerson and enter a raffle to win a signed pair of Nick Mason’s drum sticks.
The event is being held as part of a special 20% off traffic free shopping evening running throughout Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard between 5-9pm. All prints displayed at the Rockarchive Pop-up Gallery are being sold at a 20% discount for the evening.
The Rockarchive Pop-Up Gallery is running until 3rd June, in the Seven Dials shopping village and offers fans of all ages the opportunity to view and purchase some of the most celebrated rock photos of all time. Works include original and limited edition prints of musical legends including Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix by photographic greats Storm Thorgerson, Don Hunstein, Mick Rock and Jill Furmanovsky.
For those unable to make it to the new pop-up store there is opportunity to view the extensive gallery of rock and roll prints at Rockarchive's online site www.rockarchive.com

Jill Furmanovsky left Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe) @12 years old with her family to live in London. At the same time, in the mid 60’s Pink Floyd and Storm Thorgerson (RIP) began one of the most creative unions between music and design (p34; The Moment, Jill Furmanovsky).
In 1969, Jill became a fan of Pink Floyd, started a textile degree course @ the Central School of Arts & Design in 1971 and was hugely influenced by Thorgerson’s album sleeves’ design.
In 1973, she showed Thorgerson her portfolio and @ 20 years old, Jill was sent to spend six weeks with Pink Floyd for their Dark Side of the Moon Tour.
Since then, Jill Furmanovsky has become a great friend of Storm and all members of Pink Floyd whom she photographed extensively (amongst other music artists- Oasis, U2…) and created Rockarchive.

Rockarchive was established by award winning photographer Jill Furmanovsky in 1998 with a view to make her own work, and that of other rock photographers and visual artists, more accessible to fans and collectors. It now has a worldwide network of outlets and galleries which stock the most iconic rock photographs taken over the last 50 years.
Rockarchive Pop Up Gallery, 46 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9EP. Open every day 11am – 7pm until Monday 3rd June 2013. Free entrance

Seven Dials, Covent Garden’s only Village, brings you seven streets of independent boutiques, heritage brands and indulgent beauty and grooming salons all carefully selected for shoppers of discerning taste. Stores to love in the area include Poste Mistress, Coco De Mer, Orion London, Diesel, etc www.sevendials.co.uk

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