Pete Townshend's series of prints is inspired by the idea of 'exploding out and imploding in': contrasting the dynamism of Townshend's live performance with moments of creative introspection.'I never believed that standing and playing a guitar was enough.' Pete Townshend
The Who formed in 1964 and have been rocking ever since, celebrating their 50th anniversary with an extensive tour.
IBC Studios, London, October 1968'I started using Fender guitars because they are very strong. Rickenbacker and Gibson guitars were coming apart in my hands, and of course didn't bounce. This guitar was used on the Tommy sessions I think.' Pete Townshend
The Fillmore West, San Francisco, August 1968'I never believed that standing and playing a guitar was enough.' Pete Townshend
Twickenham, London, 1970'That's actually Keith Moon's drum kit in my tiny studio. I tried recording the band at home. It was pretty good. In the foreground is the rig I used for 'Won't Get Fooled Again'. Lowrey Berkshire through a moving filter on the EMS synth.' Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend soldering a guitar, Germany, 1966
Saville Theatre, London, October 22nd 1967
Granby Halls, Leicester, March 13th 1967'I appear to be stirring smoke. It was fun, but I was rather serious about it.' Pete Townshend
The High Numbers, The Scene Club, Soho, London, July 22nd 1964
Granby Halls, Leicester, October 18th 1975'Doc Martens boots. Very ver-bouncy.' Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend's Recording Studio, Soho, London, 1980'I stand next to a cassette duplication rig in my studio in Soho. I look pensive. I was in a strange place, but looking back it often seems to be the best time of my life.' Pete Townshend
Smashing a Gibson guitar for charity, Pete Townshend's Recording Studio, Twickenham, London, August 2005'Stupid. For charideeee of course.' Pete Townshend
The Who's Quadrophenia Tour, O2 Arena, London, June 15th 2013'Where is that scarf? I bought it in 1978, it's by Metropolis. People always steal my favourite shit. When I see it come up on eBay I know that soon after someone will send me a note saying they need their roof fixed, or their aunt needs medical treatment, and can I provide a letter of authenticity. After a moment of irritation I tell myself "... you paid for this scarf in the first place, you thieving fan ..." and I sign it.' Pete Townshend
Hammersmith Odeon, December 28th 1979'One day I will fly away.' Pete Townshend
Genesis prints are created using lightfast ink onto archival cotton rag paper. Pete Townshend has personally signed each museum-quality print. Each artwork additionally comes with a numbered certificate, signed by the publishers.If you would like to collect the entire Seeker Series, please contact Genesis to discuss the addition of a complimentary archival case to house your prints (+44 (0) 1483 540970 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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