Welcome! My name is Guy. I have been collecting Andy Warhol record art, book covers and magazines illustrated by Warhol, and books written and published by Warhol for a long time now, more than 10 years I guess.
This blog will focus mainly on the record covers though. Well, at first. The title refers to Warhol’s own record label Earhole Productions, that produced just one record, as far as I know: the 12″ single The Joke by Walter Steding and the Dragon People. I was very lucky to start my collection several years before the Warhol Album Covers catalogue raisonné by the Canadian collector Paul Maréchal was published in 2008. (I was even able to make some contributions to the catalogue). Prices of even the rare records were very low at that time.
Parts of my collection have been on loan for major Warhol exhibitions at the Wexner Centre for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio), the Hayward Gallery (London, UK), the Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) and most recently some books for Warhol By The Book at the Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, Massachusetts), curated by Matt Wrbican, chief archivist of The Andy Warhol Museum.
It is not the purpose of this blog to give a chronological and detailed list of all covers. For that I refer you to Maréchal’s book, or to Frank Edward’s blog warholcovers.com. All I intend to do is randomly share some items in my collection with you; share some thoughts and raise some questions. Feel free to share your thoughts and remarks with me. Or to answer my questions. I hope this blog will not only please Warhol fans, but lovers of album cover art in general as well. Hope you’ll enjoy the ride.