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Biko

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1987 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wickens, Brett, born 1961 (designer)
    PSA (Peter Saville Associates) (design agency)
    Charisma Records Ltd. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph, blue and black on white

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Brett Wickens (Peter Saville Associates)

  • Museum number:

    E.2284-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 11

Physical description

Cover sleeve for the 12" single record 'Biko' recorded by Peter Gabriel for Charisma Records.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

1987 (published)

Artist/maker

Wickens, Brett, born 1961 (designer)
PSA (Peter Saville Associates) (design agency)
Charisma Records Ltd. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph, blue and black on white

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with titles, credits, notes by Gabriel on the Black Activist Stephen Biko (the subject of the song) and 'Proceeds from the sale of this record go to: The International Defence and Art Fund for Southern Africa and the Africa Fund'. Also lettered: 'Sleeve design by Brett Wickens / at Peter Saville Associates, London'.

Object history note

The subject of the song (as given in the title) is Stephen Biko, a man who was a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s.

Descriptive line

Cover sleeve for the 12" single record 'Biko' recorded by Peter Gabriel. Cover design by Brett Wickens at Peter Saville Associates, London. Published by Charisma Records Ltd., Great Britain, 1987.

Techniques

Offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Charity; Apartheid

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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