Friday, November 21, 2008

Guy Peellaert (1934 - 2008)

Belgian artist Guy Peellaert has died at the age of 74. He was known from the controversial sleeve illustration of David Bowie's dystopian 1974 album Diamond Dogs (where Bowie appeared as a human-canine character whose genitals were deemed so offensive that they were airbrushed away from the release), also from the book Rock Dreams (1973), featuring Peellaert's fantasy illustrations of some of the biggest icons of rock history (with commentary by the rock critic Nik Cohn), and several film posters for such as Taxi Driver.

  • Guy Peellaert: official site

  • Alainfinkielkrautrock
  • Feuilleton
  • The Independent
  • Jahsonic
  • The Word