Guy Peellaert (1934-2008)
©2008 Estate of Guy Peellaert
The Belgian illustrator Guy Peellaert died November 17 at age 74. Rock Dreams
(Popular Library, 1973), his collaboration with British rock journalist Nik Cohn, sold more than a million copies. When it was reprinted by Taschen in 2003, Peellaert commented, "Rock will always represent the extravagant, the flashy, the fantasy. These pictures are a memento to that dream." Their follow-up was 20th Century Dreams
Peellaert and Michael Herr teamed to survey Vegas as America's ''material gulag and dream terminal,'' in The Big Room
(Summit, 1986) with images of FDR, Bugsy Siegel, Liberace, Joe DiMaggio, Marlene Dietrich and others. Peellaert was a pioneering graphic novelist with The Adventures of Jodelle
(Grove Press, 1967) and he also did album covers and film posters.
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