Serge Gainsbourg considered popular music as a minor art compared to painting and sculpture. While record covers are true products of the pop culture, they sometimes borrowed to the fine arts. Numerous examples of sleeves are obvious imitations or reproductions of famous works of art, denoting either a genuine devotion or a deliberate attempt to gain artistic credit (or both). In return, some contemporary figures in the visual arts fairly understood the benefit in contributing, directly or not, to popular music, and thus reaching a much larger audience. How many rock fans discovered Andy Warhol with the famous Velvet Underground banana ? This website is about record covers and arts.

Music Artwork has been featured in an article entitled "50 Resources for Students Attending Online Liberal Arts Schools".
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Hitchcock's Psycho












Alfred Hitchcock

Anthony Perkins in Psycho (1960)

Coroner

Mental Vortex (1991)


Francis' action painting












Sam Francis

AN 8 -7 (JRFA #11228) (1963)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Time Changes (1964)


Crewdson's Dream House












Gregory Crewdson

Untitled from the Dreamhouse series (1998)

Yo La Tengo

And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000)


Van Gogh's self-portrait












Vincent Van Gogh

Autoportrait (1889)

Ras Kass

Van Gogh (2001)


Killoffer's Doppelgänger














Patrice Killoffer

676 Apparitions de Killoffer (2002)

Renaud

Rouge Sang

(2006)

Renaud

Tournée Rouge Sang (Paris Bercy Hexagone)

(2007)


John Miller's beach views












John Miller

Porthkidney with Passing Yacht (unknown)

Chris Rea

King of the Beach (2000)


Kapoor's Memory












Anish Kapoor

Model for Memory (2008)

Vijay Iyer Trio

Historicity (2009)


Cole's Course of Empire












Thomas Cole

The Course of Empire: Destruction (1836)

Crime + the City Solution

The Bride Ship (1989)


Miró's people










Juan Miró

People at Night (1940)












Quintet

Jazz at Massey Hall Volume One (1953)

Quintet

Jazz at Massey Hall Volume Three (1953)

Quintet

Jazz at Massey Hall - The 10-Inch LP Collection (1953/2015)


Edwards' Cleopatra












J. Gordon Edwards

Theda Bara in Cleopatra (1917)

The Lumineers

Cleopatra (2016)


Gursky's mayday












Andreas Gursky

Mayday V (2006)

Various

Mayday Worldclub Compilation (2006)


German miniature












Unknown

The Manesse Codex (1300-1340)

Caravan

A Knight in London (2004)


Rizzi's city life














James Rizzi

Multiple Impressions of City Living (1978)

Tom Tom Club

Tom Tom Club

(1981)

Tom Tom Club

Close to the Bone (1983)


Loach's Kes












Ken Loach

David Bradley in Kes (1969)

Various

The Smiths Is Dead (1996)


Bilal's androids












Enki Bilal

La Femme Piège (Trilogie Nikopol) (1986)

Erik Truffaz & Murcof

Being Human Being (2012)


Uffington White Horse












Unknown

Uffington White Horse (1400-600 BC)

XTC

English Settlement (1982)


Warhol's hands












Andy Warhol

Early Drawing (1950s)

Various

Progressive Piano (1952)


McGinley's nude with animal












Ryan McGinley

India Coyote (2010)

Bat for Lashes

The Haunted Man (2012)


Modigliani's portrait












Amedeo Modigliani

Portrait de Jeanne Hébuterne (1919)

Book of Love

Modigliani (Lost in your Eyes) (1987)


David's oath of the Horatii












Jacques-Louis David

Le Serment des Horaces (1784)

Lone Wolf

The Devil and I (2010)


Méliès' Trip to the moon



















Georges Méliès

Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902)

Tuxedomoon

Live at the Savoy 03.01.81

(2010)

Decibel

Méliès (Música Inspirada En Los Filmes De George Méliès) (2012)

Air

Le Voyage dans la Lune

(2012)


Tuska's Shark Brodie












George Tuska

Shark Brodie

in Fight Comics n°13 (1940)

Baap!

Sweet Dreams, Baby! (2011)