Iggy Pop released the album “The Idiot” produced by David Bowie on March 18, 1977. Here is the album cover.
Six months later David Bowie released the album “Heroes” on October 14, 1977. Here is the album cover.
Look familiar??? Yes, both album cover photos were inspired by this 1917 painting named Roquairol by German artist Erich Heckel.
Bowie was asked if both covers were an allusion to Heckel’s Raquairol, to which he agreed and added,
“Heckel’s Roquairol and also his print from 1910 or thereabouts called Young Man was a major influence on me as a painter.”
Below is Heckel’s Young Man painting that Bowie spoke of…
Art & Music always go hand in hand…