Peter Gabriel, Car Album Cover, 1977
© Peter Gabriel / Art by Hipgnosis

Peter Gabriel, Car Album Cover, 1977

By Storm Thorgerson
About the image
The front cover of Peter Gabriel's debut solo album after leaving Genesis, the first of four with the same eponymous title. This is sometimes also referred to as "Car".

Image courtesy of Peter Gabriel. Photography by Hipgnosis.

 “So I was sitting in a cab in a traffic jam in Trafalgar Square in the rain with little to do but watch the cab next to me. On the bonnet of this vehicle were myriad drops that were being shaken by the vibrating cab. Each drop seemed to have a quality and a life of its own. I thought, 'That looks cool, can I duplicate that one day?' Which is how Peter Gabriel came to be sitting, looking furtive in the front seat of my beloved Lancia Flavia which had been heavily doused with a garden hose, the car, not Peter, I hasten to add.” - Storm Thorgerson 

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 & Storm Thorgerson.

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

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