Jeff Koons Will Design Jimmy Page’s Next Album Cover
One of Jeff Koons’ last remaining ambitions will soon become a reality: The Huffington Post reports that the superstar artist is to design the cover for rock legend Jimmy Page’s next solo album.
Koons was interviewing the Led Zeppelin guitarist at a panel discussion about Page’s rock n’roll career at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Monday. The artist revealed that he had been a fan of Page since the band’s first album in 1969. “I was fourteen the first time I heard Led Zeppelin,” he said. “My life was changed. I had a feeling of hope and expansion.” He added that “Within my life, I learned how to feel through listening to Jimmy’s music. I listen to his music every day.”
Over the course of their discussion, the pair delved into the contrasts between the development of their respective artistic practices. Page told Koons “It starts on the guitar, even though I’ve written lyrics. I wasn’t keen to be writing reams of poetry and then putting music to it. I want my own technique and character to be on it.”
In contrast Koons described that his inspiration comes from objects taken from his immediate environment. “I carry things around with me that resonate, that are interesting.”
The rock star also took the opportunity to announce that he was preparing to record new solo material after his autobiography entitled Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page was published last month. When Koons proposed to collaborate on the cover artwork for Page’s next album, Page excitedly agreed, sealing the deal on the stage with a handshake to the delight of the congregated fans.
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