Thursday December 12, 2019

Brick by brick: inside the V&A's Pink Floyd retrospective

The major exhibition opened yesterday at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Ros Drinkwater meets its creative director Aubrey Powell, whose association with the band goes back half a century

14th May, 2017
Roger Waters (at rear), Nick Mason, David Gilmour and Richard Wright of Pink Floyd Pic: Storm Thorgerson

In 1967, two young artists, Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson, launched their design company Hipgnosis by creating the cover of Pink Floyd’s second album, A Saucerful of Secrets. Little did Powell dream that, 50 years on, he’d be the creative director of the hottest ticket in town: The Pink Floyd Exhibition, at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

The largest and most ambitious exhibition ever mounted by the V&A, it offers a...

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