Tony Wright

Tony Wright  (born 23 October 1949, in London) is an artist who created album covers such as Bob Marley's Natty Dread and Traffic's The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys and others including Bob Dylan's Saved.  His art work for Traffic's 1971 album The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys and Steve Winwood's 1980 Arc of a Diver were listed amongst Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Album Covers.  The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys cover is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.  (More from Wikipedia)

One glance at the album cover for Saved proves beyond doubt that Bob Dylan was serious with his Christian period.  The album art is by a veteran in that field, Tony Wright; two of his designs – for Traffic's The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971) and Steve Winwood's Arc of a Diver (1980) – were named among the 100 Greatest Album Covers by Rolling Stone magazine. 


In order to downplay the Christian message in the Saved album (if that's possible), the cover painting was later replaced with a painting of Dylan in performance.  


(August 2014)


Last edited: March 22, 2021