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".

Bruegel's Mouth of Hell

Pieter Bruegel (the Elder)

Dulle Griet (1562)

Marvin Hood

52 steps to the Apocalypse (2012)

Richter's 858 series

Gerhard Richter

858: Eight Abstract Pictures (3) (1999)

Bill Frisell

Richter 858 (2005)

The day Ringo stood still

Robert Wise

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Ringo Starr

Goodnight Vienna (1974)