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".

Tuska's Shark Brodie

George Tuska

Shark Brodie

in Fight Comics n°13 (1940)


Sweet Dreams, Baby! (2011)

Vasarely's optical art

Victor Vasarely

CTA-25-BF (1965)

David Bowie

Space Oddity (1969-99)

Van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb polyptych (detail)

Jan van Eyck

The Soldiers of Christ

left panel of the Ghent Altarpiece (1427-32)

Art of Noise

Into Battle with the Art of Noise (1983)