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Category Archives: Album Covers

Video: AJ Fosik x Mastodon

Have you ever wondered how AJ Fosik puts together one of his fantastic wood sculptures like the ones in this show last year in Denver? The video above which shows him putting together the piece seen on the new Mastodon album should satisfy some of the curious Fosik fans out there. For those in New York, look for a solo from the Portland-based artist at Jonathan LeVine Galley at the end of October. Take a look at the album cover after the jump…

Damien Hirst x Red Hot Chili Peppers – “I’m With You” Album Cover

Following the tradition of famous artists x musician album  art collaborations, British blue chip artist Damien Hirst has been tapped to create the next cover for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The album entitled I’m With You is shown above. Not exactly a butterfly, but the fly will suffice to compliment his signature pharmaceutical subject matter. Thanks to Slamxhype for the image. Discuss Damien Hirst here.

Ron English x Chris Brown – F.A.M.E. Album Cover

The new Chris Brown album F.A.M.E.’s cover is out and it features the art of Ron English (featured). Now we know what they were talking about when they were spotted having dinner together several months ago with Chris sporting a tattoo of Ron’s art on his arm. No telling if this will help turn the disgraced R&B singer’s career around, but what we do know is this is the not the first (see Ron’s Slash cover) or last album cover Ron will be working on. […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Revolutions” @ Robert Berman Gallery

On Saturday night, Shepard Fairey (featured) opened his latest exhibition Revolutions at Los Angeles’ Robert Berman Gallery. This unique showing was in part a mini-retrospective featuring the numerous works which Shepard and Obey have done in their long history and love affair with music. On display were many of Shep’s iconic HPM album covers for fans to enjoy along with a debut of a larger sized series of covers (mixed media collaged 41.5″ x 41.5″). As you saw in our recent studio visit with Shepard, a […]

George Condo x Kanye West Cover Art

We had mentioned previously that an artist we were impressed with from this year’s Art Basel – Switzerland, George Condo, had recently worked with Kanye West on the cover art of his new single “Power.” Here is the actual image that shows the decapitated head of a big-mouthed rapper with a sword through it, perhaps a nod at some self-awareness. Another image (seen after the jump) rumored to be the actual future album cover takes this even further showing Kanye with four mouths.

Ron English x Slash Hudson “R & FN’ R” Album Cover

Off the heels of news that D*Face designed Christina Aguilera’s new album cover comes more news that Ron English (featured) designed the album cover for Slash’s (of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver fame) solo album.  The album, entitled “R & FN’ R” features a skull and crossbones with a hat, all rendered in classic English style. Also if you look closer, you can see Ron English “angels” worked into the paisley swirls in the background. More detailed views after the jump.

D*Face x Christina Aguilera “Bionic” Album Cover

Looks like the rumors of D*Face (interviewed) creating the cover for noted art collector and singer Christina Aguilera’s newest album were true. After hitting up the Oscars earlier this month, the winged one continues his forays into American pop culture with this “Bionic” album (scheduled for a June release). Although mostly devoid of classic D*Face imagery, on closer examination, you can see his name and logo there along with others important in Aguilera’s life like “Jordan” for her husband, “Mom” for her mother, and “Max” […]

Studio Visits/Preview: Eric White – “LP” @ Sloan Fine Art

Last week, AM had the opportunity to drop by Eric White’s Brooklyn studio, and got a sneak peak of his space and some of the work for his upcoming exhibit “LP,” opening at Sloan Fine Art Sept. 12. As the title implies, the show will consist of White’s interpretations of classic album covers—more specifically, those from before 1983, the year when he got his first CD player. At first glance, the 12″ paintings often look exactly like record sleeves from Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads, Pink […]

Openings: Invader – “Low Fidelity” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

“Low Fidelity,” (previewed) the latest body of work from French urban artist Invader, has taken over Lazarides – Rathbone Place. Featuring his “Rubikcubism” technique, an offshoot of his artistry with colored tiles, Invader utilizes the faces of the popular puzzle game as pixels in his images, which he utilizes to create a new series of classic rock and roll album covers,  sculptures, drawings and mosaics. Invader takes things a step further in some of the works by adding a high-tech twist to his very low-tech pieces through the integration […]

Art Focus: Michael Jackson – An Icon in Art

Andy Warhol – Michael Jackson (1984) As perhaps one of the most famous men alive during the last quarter of the 20th century and beyond, Michael Jackson transcended just music.  He became a part of our culture at large and became a figure in visual arts.  While there will be much more art coming soon in memorial of his life and as the countless Michael Jackson news, tributes and articles continue to inundate the media, let’s take a look back at some of those most […]