Peter Gabriel

Photography by Mitchell Kearney

I am very sensitive to the personal space around highly public individuals. So, when I received the assignment for a cover portrait of Peter Gabriel, my mind whirled with options. A quick trip to the auto parts store sealed it. Peter jumped at the idea of being surrounded with eight flaming-red road flares in mid-town Manhattan rush hour traffic, however, his record company agent flatly denied him this opportunity.


So, as Andy Warhol is famous for telling Keith Haring: “Go to the Subways.” Peter’s A&R guy agreed that the subway idea was much safer… (Ha!) Peter had never been in a NYC subway station, so after he personally negotiated the purchase and administering of “said token” into the turnstile, he was now totally committed to embracing his character of “the man behind bars”—and he loved it…!


Peter Gabriel waiting for the 4, 5 or 6 in New York City, 1982.

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Edition: What makes an edition ”limited”? Open Edition

20" × 30"
Limited to 50

30" × 40"
Limited to 25
Location: New York, NY
Year: 1982
Format: Color
Process: What is an archival pigment print? Archival Pigment
Aspect: Tall

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