Israeli Artist Behind New Rihanna Album Cover

Roy Nachum's artwork dons cover of pop sensation's 8th studio album – Anti.

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A work by Israeli-born artist Roy Nachum has made it to the cover of Rihanna's new album, Anti, which was produced Kanye West.

According to The Guardian, the album art features a childhood picture of Rihanna with a crown concealing her eyes. The image is layered over with a poem written in Braille, a recent motif in Nachum's works.

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“He see things beyond the surface which is why I decided to collaborate with him,” Rihanna was quoted in the British paper as saying of the Jerusalem-born Nachum.

 “The whole idea behind the Braille is that people who have sight are sometimes the people who are blindest,” she said

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Nachum returned the praise, calling Rihanna “a true artist and visionary”.

The artwork and collaboration were revealed at a Los Angeles gallery Thursday. The exhibit claimed that “in her collaboration with Roy Nachum, Rihanna has changed the history of album art. By continuing to follow her own instincts, her work strives to make an impact by doing the very antithesis of what the public expects.”

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