Genesis – Nursery Cryme


Among the many covers in which painting has given a touch of originality and strong surrealism, stands one of the most famous: “Nursery Cryme “(1971) by Genesis (band that included two strong personalities such as Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins). The cover in question is a disturbing picture in which a little girl is playing
croquet using instead of the usual balls, small heads! The warm colors, the fantastic atmosphere and a touch of the artist made this cover one of the best known of the ’70s, an icon of progressive rock…a myth so that the original cover was stolen by thieves. The author of this masterpiece Paul Whitehead is one of the undisputed masters of album arts world and creator of many cover spread over thirty years of career (Le Orme, Van Der Graaf Generator, etc. …). His works are always different stylistically, but recognizable in atmosphere.

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