Larry Carroll (artist)

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Larry Carroll
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Occupation Artist

Larry Carroll is an artist who has worked for The Progressive , The Village Voice , The New York Times , The Los Angeles Times , Newsweek , The Nation , Reason , Spin , Ray Gun , and other periodicals drawing political illustrations. [1] Carroll's most notable work is designing the artwork for the American thrash metal band Slayer's album covers.

Artist person who creates, practises and/or demonstrates any art

An artist is a person engaged in an activity related to creating art, practicing the arts, or demonstrating an art. The common usage in both everyday speech and academic discourse is a practitioner in the visual arts only. The term is often used in the entertainment business, especially in a business context, for musicians and other performers. "Artiste" is a variant used in English only in this context; this use is becoming rare. Use of the term to describe writers, for example, is valid, but less common, and mostly restricted to contexts like criticism.

<i>The Progressive</i> magazine

The Progressive is an American magazine and website of politics, culture and progressivism with a pronounced leftist perspective. Founded in 1909 by Senator Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette and co-edited with his wife Belle Case La Follette, it was originally called La Follette's Weekly and then simply La Follette's. In 1929, it was recapitalized and had its name changed to The Progressive.; For a period The Progressive was co-owned by the La Follette family and William Evjue's newspaper The Capital Times. Its headquarters is in Madison, Wisconsin.

<i>The Village Voice</i> American weekly newspaper

The Village Voice was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock, and Norman Mailer, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City. It still is kept alive online.

Carroll designed the artwork for Reign in Blood , South of Heaven , Seasons in the Abyss and Christ Illusion . Reign in Blood's release was delayed due to the controversial cover art, [1] though it placed in the "top 10 heavy metal album covers of all time" by Blender. [2] Christ Illusion was banned in India for its graphic art depicting Christ mutilated with missing limbs, in a sea of blood with severed heads. [3]

<i>Reign in Blood</i> 1986 studio album by Slayer

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<i>South of Heaven</i> 1988 studio album by Slayer

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<i>Seasons in the Abyss</i> 1990 studio album by Slayer

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References

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  2. Popoff, Martin , Dunn, Sam and McFadyen, Scot (June 2006). "The Top Ten Greatest Heavy Metal Album Covers of All Time". Blender magazine. Archived from the original on October 19, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-09.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
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