Sure you’ve heard of Appetite for Destruction, right? Guess it’s because of the debut album of Guns n’ Roses. This paint was the original cover of the debut album but due to its violent and non politely correct theme was censored to the inner sheet, becoming the cross with the skulls of the members of the band the definite front one.
Apart from this anecdote, there’s more story beyond that cover and the title itself. This used to be one of Axl Rose’s favorite paint, by the artist Robert Williams. The oil and the title itself inspired one of the most essential albums ever.
Why am I talking about this? Again, most of you know Guns n’ Roses is my favorite band ever, and this album marked a break point helping me to become who I am. Well, few days ago I decided to do something I should have done ages ago., I bought the poster for hanging it in my living room, and I’m so happy! Parcel arrived yesterday and the poster went straight for framing, so in a couple of weeks this will be at my place.
You might find it too violent and offensive… I’m so used to it I really love it. The more I stare at it observing the more details I find.
if you end up having a beer or tasty coffee at my hellhouse, you’ll find Appetite for Destruction, and I’ll love to see you face, when you notice it.
Here a link to Williams’ street art: