Peter Gabriel, Scratch My Back Album Cover, 2010
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Peter Gabriel, Scratch My Back Album Cover, 2010

By Marc Bessant
About the image
The front cover of Peter Gabriel's "Scratch My Back", a symphonic album released in February 2010. Photographer Stephen Gschmeissner discovered this image via a scanning electron microscope which uses a finely focused beam of electrons to construct a 3D image of each specimen that can be magnified up to a million times. Designer Marc Bessant, who selected the image, felt that the two objects symbolized "how sensuous the music was sounding with just the two elements - Peter and the strings." 

Photography by Stephen Gschmeissner. Design by Marc Bessant. 

Release Notes:
This print is part of the Peter Gabriel : Album Art Collection, a series of 15 artworks featuring the album cover imagery from each of Peter Gabriel's solo releases from 1977 to 2010. Peter Gabriel produced this series as fine-art limited edition prints in 2010, coordinating with each of the artists who created the original artworks. Each one is signed by both the artist and Peter Gabriel himself and are available in two size options.

”I’ve always loved artwork and album art. I think it’s been a huge part of what people identify and feel about the music and the records” said Peter Gabriel “I used to love gatefold sleeves…when you would sit with a new record and open it up it was just a precious moment. Now we’ve gone into this digital world a lot of that has been lost. We’ve being looking at ways of getting quality prints of the artwork for a long time and I’m happy now it has happened.”

Collector's Notes:
Both sizes/editions have been hand-signed by both Peter Gabriel & Marc Bessant.

Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery. Please contact us with any questions!

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Peter Gabriel, Scratch My Back Album Cover, 2010
Peter Gabriel, Scratch My Back Album Cover, 2010