Cover art celebrated with Visual Vinyl exhibition in the Netherlands

Cover art celebrated with Visual Vinyl exhibition in the Netherlands

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From Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work for Rammelzee and K-Bop to Marina Abramovic and Banksy.

Until March 6, a major exhibition will display a unique collection of private pressings, museum releases and other vinyl rarities. Taking place in Heerlen, Netherlands, Visual Vinyl pays tribute to the record as an audiovisual artwork.

Highlights from the collection include Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work for Rammelzee and K-Bop, a 1958 LP of historical recordings by Kurt Schwitters and 1963’s Giant Size, which features Andy Warhol silkscreen cover art.

Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Mark Ryden and Raymond Pettibon are all represented, not to mention VF releases by Marina Abramovic, Ed Atkins and John Currin.

Spanning the work of more than 400 visual artists and several art movements of the past century, the records form part of the collection of Dutch aficionado Jan van Toorn.

Visual Vinyl takes place at Heerlen Schunck, Netherlands, until 6 March 2016. Click here for more info.