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".

Van Gogh's self-portrait

Vincent Van Gogh

Autoportrait (1889)

Ras Kass

Van Gogh (2001)

Killoffer's Doppelgänger

Patrice Killoffer

676 Apparitions de Killoffer (2002)


Rouge Sang



Tournée Rouge Sang (Paris Bercy Hexagone)


John Miller's beach views

John Miller

Porthkidney with Passing Yacht (unknown)

Chris Rea

King of the Beach (2000)

Kapoor's Memory

Anish Kapoor

Model for Memory (2008)

Vijay Iyer Trio

Historicity (2009)