venerdì 27 febbraio 2009

Barry Godber's Schizoid Man

Barry Godber (British, 1946-1970)

Portrait of 21st Century Schizoid Man

This painting of the 21st Century Schizoid Man appears on the cover of the 1969 record album "Court of the Crimson King" by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. The cover is as strange, haunting and powerful as anything else to do with the group. It was painted by Barry Godber who was an artist and a computer programmer. This was the only album cover he painted. Barry died in February 1970 at the age of 24. The cover was as much a definitive statement , and a classic, as the album. The original painting is owned by Robert Fripp.

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