Spencer Elden

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Spencer Elden (born July 9, 1991) is an American street artist and student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California notably he was the baby on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind album.[1]


As an infant, Elden was featured in a photography project that led to his placement on the cover of Nirvana's album Nevermind, as a naked baby floating in a swimming pool reaching for a dollar bill. This became one of the most iconic pictures of the time, and is associated with the grunge era. [2] Over 26,000,000 copies of the album have been sold worldwide, to which Elden stated he feels as if the entire world has seen him naked.[3] Elden has worked for Obey's Shepard Fairey and continues to define his artistic style through inspirations from other street artists.


  1. ^ Meyer, Chris. "Remember the Baby from Nirvana's "Nevermind" Cover? He is 22. Feel Old Yet?". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ CNN Wire Staff. ""Nevermind" Nirvana cover baby is now 20, just like the album". CNN.com. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ranking of the Most Sold Music Albums of All Time". Retrieved 26 February 2014.