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Found Film Friday: What ever happened to the baby from Nirvana’s “Nevermind”?

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
May 7th, 2010

The year was 1991. Grunge gods Nirvana had just released their second album, entitled Nevermind. On its cover was one simple yet bold image: a baby, completely naked, reaching for a dollar bill on a fishing lure.

It is an album cover we've all seen a million times. But never have I known the story behind the cover's photo. Better yet, where is that naked baby today?

Turns out that baby is not a baby any longer, but 19-year-old artist Spencer Elden who now works for Obey's Shepard Fairey.

This is a fascinating interview, not to mention a fantastic commentary on how someone who became an iconic image of music at such a young age turned around to help create iconic imagery largely influenced by music.

For your viewing pleasure, I present to you your Found Film Friday for May 7, 2010 - Nirvana Baby, Spencer Elden.

See it after the jump!

Nirvana Baby, Spencer Elden from Barry O Donnell on Vimeo.

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Found Film Friday is a weekly series inspired by the neat videos I sometimes come across in my frequent perusing of the Internets. Whether they be short films, fan-made movies, experimental films, music videos, comedic spoofs, cats playing Rush covers on a mini drum set, or anything else that does not fit into those categories, I enjoy the accessibility of interesting content the web provides in way of the moving image. And so, because I want to share these gems of video with you good people, I post a video of the week also known as Found Film Friday.

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