Guy Peellaert, album designer for Bowie and the Stones, dies

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He also created the posters for the Wim Wender films "The Wings of Desire" and "Paris, Texas," for Martin Scorcese's "Taxi Driver".

November 19, 2008

Belgian pop artist Guy Peellaert, whose work includes album covers for the Rolling Stones and David Bowie and posters for films such as Taxi Driver, has died, his agent said Wednesday.

Peellaert died Monday in Paris aged 74 after a long illness, Noemie Mainguet said.

He designed album covers for several rock stars, including Diamond Dogs
for David Bowie and It's only Rock and Roll for the Rolling Stones.

He also created the posters for the Wim Wender films The Wings of Desire
and Paris, Texas, for Martin Scorcese's Taxi Driver and for Robert Altman's Short Cuts.

The Brussels-born artist, whose work has been featured in major exhibitions in various cities across the world, was one of the first cartoonists to embrace the Pop Art movement that began in the late 1950s.

In 1972, he provided the surreal pictures for the book Rock Dreams,
written by Nik Cohn, a fantasy tribute to the greats of rock and roll music.

(AFP/Expatica 2008)

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