Last night in Montreal, “Floydian Slip” attended the premiere of “Another Brick in the Wall,” a new opera based on Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”
The crowd outside the entrance of Place Des Arts‘ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier theater grew steadily as we approached the 7:30 curtain time. Two or three television camera crews were there reporting on-scene, likely adding to the crowd as passers-by stopped to see what the commotion was.
Roger Waters arrived about 15 minutes before the performance and posed for photos with other production personnel on the red carpet. Inside, Waters sat in the center of the audience, receiving a standing ovation when we was acknowledged from the stage during pre-show announcements.
We enjoyed the show, and imagine other Floyd fans — opera beginners, like us, or otherwise — would, too.
Original paintings by Gerald Scarfe used for the 1982 film “Pink Floyd The Wall” are on sale.
San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE) is selling several items from Scarfe’s private collection.
Standouts include “The Scream,” used on the film poster and billboards; and a massive 8-foot storyboard from the film.
Have we piqued your interest? Good. Now here’s a reality check: Prices in the collection range from $46,500 to $1.85 million US, with an average price of $769,000. Those prices don’t include copyright or reproduction rights.
Well, we can dream.
Regardless of the prices, SFAE reports interest in the sale is huge, with, at one point, 100 requests for the catalog pouring in each hour.