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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Fantin-Latour's basket of roses

Henri Fantin-Latour

Un Panier de Roses (1890)

New Order

Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)

Peter Hook and the Light

Power, Corruption & Lies Tour 2013

Live in Dublin The Academy 22/11/13 (2017)

Indiana's Love series

Robert Indiana

Love, Red/Blue (1966-69)


75 Minutes (1994)

Rage Against the Machine

Renegades (alternate covers) (2000)

Magritte's Not to be reproduced

René Magritte

La Reproduction Interdite (1937)

Roger Daltrey

One of the Boys (1977)


Manticore (1999)

Christopher Cross

Doctor Faith (2011)


An Introduction to... (2012)