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".

Post #100

Here we are, post #100. This weblog features more than 70 different visual artists from the 16th century to the present time and contains about 150 album covers up to now. Beside making new additions, I am also thinking of a new project. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks to all the people who stopped by and especially to those who sent me a message, made suggestions or shared links. I really appreciate.

Peter Davies

The Hot One Hundred (1997)


Hail to the Thief (2003)

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