R&B star Rihanna has unveiled the artwork for her upcoming eighth album at a gallery exhibition for Israeli artist Roy Nachum.
The 27-year-old “Stay” singer invited fans to the MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles to check out Roy’s Braille art pieces and they were given blindfolds to feel the works, until Rihanna arrived and removed black curtains to reveal the front and back cover of the follow-up to her 2012 record Unapologetic, reported Contactmusic.
“In her collaboration with Roy Nachum, Rihanna has changed the history of album art. By continuing to follow her own instincts, her work strives to make an impact by doing the very antithesis of what the public expects,” a statement on the gallery wall read.
The art, which she called her “favourite” cover ever, features a childhood photograph of Rihanna holding a balloon, with her eyes covered by a gold crown. The image is splashed in red and covered with a poem by Chloe Mitchell which is written in Braille. Rihanna’s album is called Anti, but she has yet to reveal a release date for the record.