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".

Hokusai's wave

Katsushika Hokusai

The (Great) Wave (off Kanagawa) (1829-32)

Cal Tjader

Breeze from the East (1963)

Jade Warrior

Waves (1975)

Australian Crawl

The Final Wave (1986)

Neil Halstead

Sleeping on Roads (2002)

Indigo Girls

Poseidon and the Bitter Bug (2009)


Awaken Quite Alone EP (2010)

Alien Soap Opera

Second Wave (1999)

John Mayer

As/Is (2004)

Children Of Ishizuke Tree

Entering the Ocean (2009)

Aidan Baker

The Sea Swells a bit (2006)

Svarta Stugan

Main Theme (2012)

Courtney Barnett

The Double EP - A Sea of Split Peas (2014)


Vehicles and Animals (2004)

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