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".

Marclay's body mix series

Christian Marclay

They Only Come Out at Night (1991)

Mark Ronson & the Business Intl

Record Collection (2010)

Hitchcock's plane chase

Alfred Hitchcock

Cary Grant in North by Northwest (1959)

Etienne Daho

Singles (1998)

David's Marat

Jacques-Louis David

La Mort de Marat


Pearls Before Swine

Constructive Melancholy - 30 Years of (1999)

Steve Goodman

Say it in Private


Cold Chisel




L'Encre, la Sueur et le Sang


Have a Nice Life



Have a Nice Life