All posts tagged: the painter

Golden Top Oldies with Paul Anka

Another oddity that has Warhol’s portrait of Paul Anka on its cover, is a various hits album called Golden Top Oldies, released in 1981 by EMI Hong Kong.There are 14 artists (16 songs) on the album – and the cover – but Anka was rewarded […]

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Paul Anka: Luminous Painter

For the promotion of Paul Anka’s prestigious album The Painter (1976), record company United Artists spared no costs. They produced a light box with the cover image on the album, to put on the counter of selected record stores. The Warhol portrait is printed on […]


Not enough colours!

This is also a remarkable Paul Anka release: the single Happier/Closing Doors, which only in Spain had this Warhol portrait on the cover. But the local art director must have thought: “The song is called Happier, but the singer does not look happy at all. Maybe this Warhol […]

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Paul Anka – The 8 Paintings

There will be not much of a chronology in my blog. I’ll write about whatever I think of first. This post is about the portraits made for Paul Anka’s 1976 album The Painter. It was the first album cover that made use of commissioned portrait […]