Grace Jones Album Cover Was A Pre-Photoshop Fake?

This article has slightly disappointed me given how iconic the image on Grace Jones’ album is… but it’s now become interesting for other reasons.

Jean Paul Goude used Grace Jones as his muse (that’s actually an understatement: they eventually had a child together). He notes about that picture that “…unless you are extraordinarily supple, you cannot do this arabesque. The main point is that Grace couldn’t do it, and that’s the basis of my entire work: creating a credible illusion.”

Goude photographed Jones in a variety of positions using boxes to hold up parts of her body and then combined the images in a montage that eventually became the eventual front cover for her album. No photoshop.

Thanks to MyBlogCanBeatUpYourBlog for the find, article and inspiration.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted August 22, 2008 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    There’s a mashup of this photogragh on the Australian Pastellist and mate of U.K. ‘s BANKSY , James DeWeaver,I’m sure the tribute is well taken by Ms. Jones.
    The Spencer Tunick pic on this site is too cool!Not many about 40 people,in Byron Bay ,Australia.Worth check’in out!

  2. Posted August 30, 2008 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    This Spencer Tunick photo on DeWeaver’s site,would have been taken 2000-2001? before anyone had ever heard of Spencer,Banksy and DeWeaver.In a place Like Byron Bay,Australia ,there would’nt be too may places that you expect to find these three all in the same place and same time,that surely must be seredipity!

  3. Posted May 5, 2015 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    Check out these beautifully designed album covers

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