Winston Smith "Insomniac" 11" x 17" Print (1994)

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Winston Smith "Insomniac" 11" x 17" Print (1994)

Winston Smith "Insomniac" 11" x 17" Print (1994)

Official Collage Title: "God Told Me to Skin You Alive"
Printed on Matte Stock
Hand Signed & Titled

Created as the album cover for Green Day’s Insomniac, "God Told Me to Skin You Alive" is a ref­er­ence to the Dead Kennedys first album, “Fresh Fruit for Rot­ting Veg­eta­bles”. The cover art con­tains an image (the den­tist) that was orig­i­nally used in a col­lage fea­tured in the insert book­let art of Dead Kennedys’ album Plas­tic Surgery Dis­as­ters. There are also three skulls on the entire album cover– one for each mem­ber of Green Day. One of the skulls requires you to view the piece at an angle. The hid­den skull is taken from Hans Holbein’s 1533 paint­ing The Ambassadors.

Winston Smith is the quintessential Punk Surrealist, montage artist and designer most known for creating the Dead Kennedys iconic logo and artwork. He has produced over 50 record covers and is known for his work with Green Day and publications such as The New Yorker, Playboy, Spin Magazine and many more. His intricate collage work imbued with thought-provoking, tongue-in-cheek themes is often made using vintage magazines and photographs. Winston has published multiple books of his collage collections and consistently creates new, powerful, contemporary original compositions.

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