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The Smiths, February 1984

The Smiths, February 1984, 2013 - Tom Sheehan

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The Smiths, February 1984, 2013

Tom Sheehan  

Photograph, Work on paper
40 x 30 cm / 15.75 x 11.81 inch
Edition of 25 copies, signed and numbered by the artist

  • Medium: Photograph, hand printed by the artist on resin coated paper.
  • This work is unframed.
  • Ships in 5 to 10 business days from United Kingdom.

about this work

Tom Sheehan created many of the most iconic images of the Smiths. The Smiths, February 1984 (2013) is a hand printed edition taken from the original negative - one of the best-known images of the band taken backstage prior to their gig at Reading University in February 1984. This is the first time this print has been made available as an individual limited edition.

This print accompanies Smithsfest, part of a programme of festivals held at the ICA, London in 2013 exploring the work of influential musical artists. Smithsfest was a two day festival comprising talks, performance, art and film, and surveys the artistic and cultural impact of The Smiths, one of the most iconic, seminal and controversial bands in the history of pop music. During this festival, an exhibition of exclusive photographs by legendary rock photographer Tom Sheehan has taken place.

about Tom Sheehan

Tom Sheehan began his career as in-house photographer at CBS Records in the mid 1970’s. Since then, as a freelancer, his shots of Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Neil Young, The Smiths, Björk, Robert Smith and Ozzy Osbourne to name a few, has appeared in Melody Maker, where he was chief photographer, Mojo, Q, NME, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Guardian and numerous album sleeves. Renowned for his natural rapport with artists, these days Sheehan mainly shoots digitally.

In 2013, Tom Sheehan has had his first solo exhibition ever at Lomography Gallery Store East, London.

You can find more work by Tom Sheehan on his own website.

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