Gerald Scarfe category

Original “Wall” paintings for sale

Posted March 9, 2017 by Floydian Slip

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.

Scarfe joined us on “Floydian Slip” in November 2010. He was one of the friendliest and most engaging guests we’ve had on the show. You can hear and read that interview on our website.

SFAE will host a major exhibit featuring the works in July.

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Contest: The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall winner

Posted November 8, 2010 by Floydian Slip

scarfe_bookCongratulations to Michael Crest of Denver, Colorado.  Michael won a copy of Gerald Scarfe‘s new book, “The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall.”

If you missed our interview with Scarfe this weekend, we’ve posted streaming audio and a transcript at

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Gerald Scarfe transcript, audio online

Posted November 8, 2010 by Floydian Slip

gerald_scarfeWe’ve placed online streaming audio and a transcript of this past weekend’s 30-minute interview with “Wall” artist Gerald Scarfe.

Scarfe’s interview joins our archive of interviews that also includes sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson and audio engineer Andy Jackson.

Find it all at

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Floydian Slip songlist #761

Posted November 8, 2010 by Floydian Slip

“A Brick in the Wall: Gerald Scarfe”


  1. Hey You
    The Wall (1979)
  2. Gerald Scarfe interview
    Segment 1
  3. In the Flesh
    “Pink Floyd The Wall” (Film) (1982)
  4. Run Like Hell
    The Wall (1979)
  5. Gerald Scarfe interview
    Segment 2
  6. Young Lust
    The Wall Live in Berlin (Roger Waters) (1990)
  7. Mother
    In the Flesh (Roger Waters) (2000)
  8. Gerald Scarfe interview
    Segment 3

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“Wall” artist Gerald Scarfe to appear on Floydian Slip

Posted October 26, 2010 by Floydian Slip

gerald scarfeBritish illustrator Gerald Scarfe will join us on “Floydian Slip” the weekend of Nov. 6.

Celebrated for his scathing political cartoons, Scarfe might be best-known for his art and animation that appeared in 1979 on Pink Floyd‘s “The Wall” album, and subsequent live stage show and feature film.

Scarfe, 74, has been political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times for 44 years, and has worked for The New Yorker magazine for 20 years. His work has been exhibited across the globe — New York, Osaka, Montreal, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago and London — and he’s been the subject of 50 one-man shows.

In addition to illustrating, Scarfe is a set and costume designer, filmmaker and author of several books. His latest, “The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall” (ISBN-13: 978-0306819971), was published last month by Da Capo Press.

In 2008, Scarfe was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), one class below knighthood.

His association with the band started shortly after his 1972 animated film “Long Drawn-Out Trip.” “The guys saw this on TV here in Britain and Roger (Waters) said to Nick (Mason), ‘We’ve got to have this guy on-board. He’s fucking mad!’ So that’s how I got introduced to the group,” he told “Floydian Slip.”

Production of the 1982 film, directed by Sir Alan Parker, was famously mired in creative differences among Parker, Waters and Scarfe. “I would find myself at 9 o’clock in the morning driving in to Pinewood Studios with a bottle of Jack Daniels on the passenger seat,” he said. “I’m not a heavy drinker, but I had to have a slug before I went in in the mornings, because I knew what was coming up.”

Scarfe is only the third guest to appear on “Floydian Slip” in the show’s 20-year history. Sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson was on the show in 1997; sound engineer Andy Jackson appeared in 2001.

We’ll post a transcript of the interview at the “Floydian Slip” Web site on Nov. 8.

Buy “The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall” online now. Your purchase supports “Floydian Slip.”

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Contest: Scarfe book winner announced

Posted October 18, 2010 by Floydian Slip

scarfe_bookCongratulations to the winner of a copy of Gerald Scarfe’s new book, “The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall”:

Jeppe Egede Skjoldahl
Thisted Kommune, Denmark

Details on our next contest soon …

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Contest: Win Gerald Scarfe’s “The Making of Pink Floyd: The Wall”

Posted October 11, 2010 by Floydian Slip

scarfe_bookWe’re giving away a couple copies of Gerald Scarfe‘s excellent new book, “The Making of Pink Floyd: The Wall.”

The book follows Gerald’s relationship with Floyd, starting in the early-’70s and concert animations for “Wish You Were Here.” It covers the evolution of “The Wall” in all its forms — album, stage show, film and Roger Waters‘s current tour.

Waters writes the book’s foreword.

Enter to win now. Prizes shipped postage-free to winners courtesy Da Capo Press. Deadline: 6 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 18.

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