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".

Schiele's autoportrait in red shirt

Egon Schiele

Selbstdarstellung mit rotem Hemd (1913)

Erik Friedlander's Chimera

The Watchman (1996)

Dali's soft watches

Salvador Dali

La Persistence de la Mémoire (1931)


Rubber Folk: a Folk Tribute to the Beatles (2006)

Kapoor's mother as mountain

Anish Kapoor

Mother as Mountain (1985)

Vijay Iyer Trio

Accelerando (2012)