Peter Gabriel, Shaking The Tree Album Cover, 1990
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Peter Gabriel, Shaking The Tree Album Cover, 1990

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By Robert Mapplethorpe
About the image
The front cover of Shaking The Tree , Peter Gabriel's first greatest hits album, released in November 1990. The photo session took place at Robert Mapplethorpe’s New York loft studio.  At a time when many portrait artists were looking for vulnerability, Mapplethorpe was looking for confidence.

The photo was initially used for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. 
 

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Peter Gabriel, Shaking The Tree Album Cover, 1990
Peter Gabriel, Shaking The Tree Album Cover, 1990