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".

Hopper's night hawks

Edward Hopper

Night Hawks (1942)

Eggs Over Easy

Good 'n' Cheap (1974)

The Nighthawks

Open All Nite (1976)

Mikael Wiehe

Basin Street Blues (1994)

Thomas Bacon/Philip Moll

Nighhawks-Music of Alec Wilder (1995)

Rubens' crucifixion

Peter Paul Rubens

Crucifixion (1606-10)

Die Toten Hosen

Alles Wird Gut (1990)

Escher meets Lynch

David Lynch

Jack Nance in Eraserhead


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Common Senseless


M.C. Escher



Twin Arrows


Twin Arrows Trading Post,

Flagstaff, AZ (Unknown)

Blue States

Man Mountain (2002)

Dali's Geopoliticus child

Salvador Dali

Enfant géopolitique observant la naissance de l'homme nouveau


James Gang

Newborn (1975)