What happened to the heads from the front cover of The Division Bell?

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Steel head sculptures were used for the CD release of the album The Division Bell, and stone sculptures appeared on the cassette artwork.

Can you still see them anywhere?

Marek Grzenkowicz

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The metallic sculptures will be on display at The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, beginning May 13th at London's V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum). They were loaded into the museum two days ago.

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John Harper

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Update: As noted in the comments and the other answer, they are no longer located at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


The original metallic sculptures from Pink Floyd's The Division Bell album cover are currently on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Prior to their transport to America, the heads were stored in a warehouse in Bedford, England. These heads stand about 8 feet high.

As you noted, there were also stone sculptures created, similar to the metallic sculptures, which were used for some versions of the album cover. The stone heads were apparently quite a bit taller, at about 7.5 meters (Source). I haven't been able to find any information on the whereabouts of the stone sculptures.

Ben Miller - Remember Monica

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1The metallic statues are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame anymore. I went there a couple of years ago and the statues were removed. – JDAR – 2016-10-14T06:40:17.333

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Update: As noted in the other answer, they will be will be on display at The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains.


They are on the roof of the Warner bros building in Wright's Lane Kensington. You can just see the top of them from the road. I used to work there. They were brought from the Manchester square building before it was demolished. I took a photo of them just before I left in 2015 so assume they are still there. Shame they are hidden away and not available to be viewed. You could ask at the side door as you can get to them easily enough in the lift. On the CD cover they are photographed in front of Ely Cathedral.

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Charles

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