Roger Prigent, the photographer whose work included the cover for Alice Cooper's Love It to Death album, has passed at the age of 89, after suffering a stroke that had put him in a coma.
According to his business manager Lithgow Osborne, Prigent died at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
The cover pic for Love It to Death was controversial upon its release because it featured Cooper placing his thumb between the gap made by his open zipper.
According to the New York Times' obit, stylistically Prigent was an admirer of photo wiz Richard Avedon:
"He emulated the simple Avedon style in a fashion . . . Mr. Prigent's first job for Vogue made the cover - the striking profile of a model in a gray hat by Charles James, America's first couturier."
Prigent made a second career for himself as an antique dealer.
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