Spencer Elden

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Spencer Kenneth Royce Elden (born February 7, 1991)[1] 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 the band Nirvana's album Nevermind.[2]


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.[3] 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.[4] Elden has worked for Obey's Shepard Fairey and continues to define his artistic style through inspirations from other street artists.


  1. ^ California Birth Index, 1905-1995
  2. ^ Meyer, Chris. "Remember the Baby from Nirvana's "Nevermind" Cover? He is 22. Feel Old Yet?". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ CNN Wire Staff. ""Nevermind" Nirvana cover baby is now 20, just like the album". CNN.com. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ranking of the Most Sold Music Albums of All Time". Retrieved 26 February 2014.