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".
http://www.onlineschools.org/online-liberal-arts-schools/

Fantin-Latour's basket of roses












Henri Fantin-Latour

Un Panier de Roses (1890)

New Order

Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)


Indiana's Love series














Robert Indiana

Love, Red/Blue (1966-69)

Acen

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)














Lowcraft

Manticore (1999)

Christopher Cross

Doctor Faith (2011)

Laibach

An Introduction to... (2012)