All posts tagged: warhol cover art

Elvis has never left the building

Now let’s throw some Elvises in the mix! The famous Silver Elvis paintings Andy Warhol has created in 1963 for Irving Blum’s Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, have proven to be immensely popular for appropiation, and they still are. Also on record covers. I know, […]

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Enzo Avitabile and his shocking chair

What makes writing this blog very rewarding, is when fellow collectors get in touch, and share their knowledge of local Warhol (or Warhol inspired) covers. Recently I got a message from Paolo Verda, an Italian architect, art and music lover, writer of prestigious books on […]

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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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The Nation’s Nightmare Shooter Boy

Less rare than the Night Beat ep box, yet still pretty rare is this other 1950’s spoken word album with radio broadcasts and Warhol cover design: The Nation’s Nightmare. According to the archives of the American Institute of Graphic Arts only 2.936 copies were pressed. The […]

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Night Beat: rarest of the rare

Oh how I wish the copy of the Night Beat box I have in my collection were a real one. But of course, it’s not. This is the most rare Warhol cover ever. The record Paul Maréchal has found when doing the research for his catalogue raisonné […]

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Banana still fresh after 50 years

This week – and according to some sources even today, March 12 – the legendary rock album The Velvet Underground & Nico turns fifty. Happy birthday Lou, John, Moe, Sterling, Nico and Andy. An album that is mythical for both its music and Andy Warhol’s peelable […]

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Wedding March/ Scherzo on Japanese EP

The recording of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – incidental music by the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) conducted by Pierre Monteux  took place on 25-28 November 1957 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna. In those years record company Decca undertook a series of recordings in a licensing agreement with […]

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Cool Gabriels drawing re-used

Seven winged angels with sprite faces playing horns. Warhol’s simple design, almost a child’s drawing, delivered a funny and yet powerful cover for the jazz album Cool Gabriels (1956) on Groove, an RCA sub-label. Seven, because there are that many soloists playing trumpets on the album. Florent […]

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