Pink Floyd's 'Animals' Pig Takes Flight to Announce New Retrospective Exhibit
Published Aug 31, 2016After closing out their career by sailing down The Endless River in 2014, Pink Floyd have begun to look back on their legacy in rock music with box sets and vinyl reissues. Their latest career celebration has been announced in the best way they know how: flying an inflatable pig over London, UK's Victoria & Albert Museum.
The pig — a reference to the cover art of their 1977 album Animals — signals the arrival of a new, career-spanning retrospective exhibition titled "The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains," which will run at the museum from May to October next year.
Set to launch on the 50th anniversary of the band's first single release, the exhibit will include 350 items of band ephemera including instruments, posters, handwritten lyrics, artwork and more. The exhibit will also reportedly feature a light show and unearthed concert footage.
V&A director Martin Roth said:
The V&A is perfectly placed to exhibit the work of a band that is as recognizable for its unique visual imagery as for its music. Pink Floyd is an impressive and enduring British design story of creative success. Alongside creating extraordinary music, they have for over five decades been pioneers in uniting sound and vision, from their earliest 1960s performances with experimental light shows, through their spectacular stadium rock shows, to their consistently iconic album covers. The exhibition will locate them within the history of performance, design and musical production by presenting and complementing the material from Pink Floyd's own archive with the V&A's unrivalled collections in architecture, design, graphics and literature.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition - Their Mortal Remains... pic.twitter.com/DP7ZCyuWoF— Pink Floyd (@pinkfloyd) August 31, 2016