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".

Mapplethorpe's portraits of Patti Smith

Robert Mapplethorpe

Self-portrait (1980)

Patti Smith

Horses (1975)

Patti Smith

Wave (1979)

Patti Smith

Dream of Life (1988)

Manet's luncheon

Edouard Manet

Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe (1863)

Bow Wow Wow

See Jungle! See Jungle!

Go Join Your Gang Yeah!

City All Over, Go Ape Crazy! (1981)

Mr. Oizo

Pourriture EP (2009)

Hirst's skull

Damien Hirst

For the Love of God (2007)

Boys Noize

Oi Oi Oi (2007)

Good Charlotte

Greatest Remixes (2008)