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.

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Pollock's dripping

Jackson Pollock

Number 8 (1949)

The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses (1989)

Bosch's triptych

Hieronymus Bosch

The Garden of Earthly Delights (1504)

Pearls Before Swine

One Nation Underground (1967)

Deep Purple

Deep Purple (1969)

Sun Ra and his Intergalactic

Research Arkestra

It's After the End of the World - Live at

the Donaueschingen and Berlin Festivals


Celtic Frost

Into the Pandemonium (1987)

Dead Can Dance

Aion (1990)