Record art and Art records exhibitions

Exhibitions of record cover art are hot nowadays, and deservedly so. There are three shows I want to highlight in this post. (And one day I hope I can write about a show of my own Warhol cover collection). First one is called The Shape […]

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Epic Records: Warhol and S. Neil Fujita

A few months ago I was contacted by Scott Lindberg (dcmnts) and Aaron Cohen (www.projectobjectstore.com), who are both lovers of graphic design and record cover art. Scott wrote he was doing research on the American graphic designer S. Neil Fujita, world famous for his colorful […]

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M is for Matt!

Notice: not two weeks after writing the blog post below, I received the sad news that Matt Wrbican on June 1st has lost his battle with cancer and passed away. Unfortunately Matt did not get to see his new book published, which is scheduled for […]

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A nice Kiss from Kim Gordon

The Andy Warhol Museum has just released a double vinyl album Sound for Andy Warhol’s Kiss, a score written and performed by Kim Gordon, Bill Nace, Steve Gunn and John Truscinski. The music  was recorded live in The Warhol theater on August 1 and 2, 2018. The package […]

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Porgy and Bess: proof it’s a Warhol

Three albums in the RCA Victor Bluebird Classics series have been a topic of discussion among Warhol cover collectors for a long time. Especially the illustration of a village scene and playing children on Porgy And Bess had its doubters and non-believers. The discussion can now come […]

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Four pencil drawings of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin looks very regal on Warhol’s cover portrait for her album Aretha. A true Queen of Soul. I have never seen the original source picture that Warhol used for the portrait. It is probably a promotional picture delivered for this purpose by Arista records. Unlike […]

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Andy Adman: When You Got It, Flaunt It

Is there anything Andy Warhol did not do? In the Eighties he could be booked as a model, at the agencies Zoli and Ford Models. With the exhibition Adman: Warhol Before Pop coming to The Warhol in Pittsburgh next month, I thought it would be […]

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Glorious longbox suits Aretha well

When we talk about record cover art, of course in 99,99 % of the cases the very frameable 12″ LP format is meant. But once in a while also other formats deserve our attention. In Warhol’s long career as cover artist, starting as early as […]

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