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".

Prince's nurse

Richard Prince

Nurse in Hollywood 4 (2004)

Sonic Youth

Sonic Nurse (2004)

Van Gogh's cut off ear

Vincent Van Gogh

Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889)

Joni Mitchell

Turbulent Indigo (1994)

Frissel's drowned model

Toni Frissell

Weeki Wachee Spring (1947)

Bill Evans & Jim Hall



This Ascension

Tears in Rain (1989)


This Betrayal Will Be Our End


Eames' solar machine

Charles & Ray Eames

Solar-Powered Do Nothing Machine (1957)

Billy Mure

Supersonic Guitars Vol.2 (1960)