The art of album covers celebrated in new exhibition





Featuring work by Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mappelthorpe, ​​Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Irving Penn and beyond.

A new exhibition at London’s The Photographers’ Gallery celebrating album cover artwork, titled For the Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover, is opening this April.

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Bringing together over 200 album covers, the exhibition aims to shine a light on the role art plays in defining artists and band’s visual and musical aesthetics.

For the Record features work by artists and photographers including: Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mappelthorpe,​​ Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, David LaChapelle, Ed Ruscha, Nan Goldin, and Juergen Teller.

The exhibition is curated by and presented in collaboration with Antoine de Beaupré, with his collection of over 15,000 records forming the basis of the exhibit.

For the Record will run from the 8th April — 12th June 2022.

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Image credit, in order of appearance: Vinyl: Grace Jones, Island Life, Island Records – 207 472, France, 1985. Photography: Jean-Paul Goude ; Design: Greg Porto; Vinyl: Serge Gainsbourg, Love on the Beat, Philips – 822 849-1, France, 1984. Photography: William Klein; Vinyl: Prince, Lovesexy, Paisley Park – 9 25720-1, United States, 1988. Photography: Jean-Baptiste Mondino ; Design: Laura LiPuma.