Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | Brian Curtin in conversation with photographer Simon Larbalestier.

In the November issue (no 176) of Thailand’s art magazine art4d, I share some of the latest project ideas with Brian Curtin, curator of the recent “Surface Depth” exhibition at the H Gallery in Bangkok.

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay pages 66-67

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | pages 66-67

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | pages 68-69

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 66 (detail)

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 67 (detail)

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 68 (detail)

Chaos, Flux, Pleasure and Decay | page 69 (detail)

FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedInStumbleUpontumblrEmailDiggGoogle+

The Temple of Wax @ Snap Galleries, London | 19th November to 15th January 2011.

A celebration of classic album sleeve art @Snap Galleries, London 19th November to 15th January 2011 – this show includes two large Pixies images: Surfer Rosa and Monkey Gone to Heaven. Go here for the direct link.

Surfer Rosa #1 © Simon Larbalestier

Monkey Gone To Heaven © Simon Larbalestier

The Temple of Wax © Snap Galleries

FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedInStumbleUpontumblrEmailDiggGoogle+

A R C H I V E S | new dedicated blog.

A brand new online archives of my photographs dating from 1986 – the present day is now set up on its own dedicated blog with 20 new gallery pages: A R C H I V E S

"About" page from the Archives Blog

FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedInStumbleUpontumblrEmailDiggGoogle+

Wired: Best Album Art of All Time

Quote from Underwire:

Pixies: Come On PilgrimSurfer Rosa, Doolittle

Just as with The Velvet Underground, more bands (including Nirvana and Radiohead) were probably influenced by the Pixies than actually heard or saw the group during its ferociously productive heyday in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Those of us who did follow the Pixies around the country in those days were captivated by the brutal but beautiful music and art.

That graphically sonic merge was most capably illustrated on the Pixies’ EP Come On Pilgrim, full-length debut Surfer Rosa and crossover classic Doolittle, which featured deep and arty design and photography from Vaughan Oliver and Simon Larbalestier.

Like other stunning artwork produced for albums from the influential 4AD label, the imagery of the Pixies’ first three albums propelled alternative rock into the mainstream, where less talented bands like Nirvana built upon the group’s foundational artistry to achieve stratospheric fame. So-called alt-rock has sucked ever since.

Read More http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/06/gallery-album-covers/14/#ixzz0rrSJxVSn

Come on Pilgrim 1987

Surfer Rosa 1988

Doolittle 1988

FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedInStumbleUpontumblrEmailDiggGoogle+

T A B L E T S now shipping

The first 4 sets of  T A B L E T S are now ready for shipping. This initial wave includes Surfer Rosa #1, Nimrod’s Son, Spike and Monkey Gone To Heaven. Please go here for the info.

Shown below is Surfer Rosa #1

This is the Tablet Edition Surfer Rosa I by Simon Larbalestier. This photograph was used on the cover of the 1988 LP Surfer Rosa by US band the Pixies. One of a finite and exclusive worldwide limited edition of 2,000 Tablets, it measures 90mm x 72mm x 23mm and is supplied in a bespoke presentation box which contains the Tablet and a hand-signed, individually numbered certificate of authenticity, which includes Simon Larbalestier's personal recollections of the story behind this classic image.

This is the Tablet Edition Surfer Rosa I by Simon Larbalestier. This photograph was used on the cover of the 1988 LP Surfer Rosa by US band the Pixies. One of a finite and exclusive worldwide limited edition of 2,000 Tablets, it measures 90mm x 72mm x 23mm and is supplied in a bespoke presentation box which contains the Tablet and a hand-signed, individually numbered certificate of authenticity, which includes Simon Larbalestier's personal recollections of the story behind this classic image.

This is the Tablet Edition Surfer Rosa I by Simon Larbalestier. This photograph was used on the cover of the 1988 LP Surfer Rosa by US band the Pixies. One of a finite and exclusive worldwide limited edition of 2,000 Tablets, it measures 90mm x 72mm x 23mm and is supplied in a bespoke presentation box which contains the Tablet and a hand-signed, individually numbered certificate of authenticity, which includes Simon Larbalestier's personal recollections of the story behind this classic image.

This is the Tablet Edition Surfer Rosa I by Simon Larbalestier. This photograph was used on the cover of the 1988 LP Surfer Rosa by US band the Pixies. One of a finite and exclusive worldwide limited edition of 2,000 Tablets, it measures 90mm x 72mm x 23mm and is supplied in a bespoke presentation box which contains the Tablet and a hand-signed, individually numbered certificate of authenticity, which includes Simon Larbalestier's personal recollections of the story behind this classic image.

FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedInStumbleUpontumblrEmailDiggGoogle+