If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s eBay sellers that describe a cover as a Warhol without any documentation, or despite the fact they know for a fact that it is not.
In some cases, I can give someone the benefit of the doubt that they were unaware of the facts, or some will cover themselves the same way the tabloids do: with a question mark. (Kim Kardashian pregnant with alien baby?)
Anyway, visitors to this blog will certainly come across these covers and wonder if they should add them to their collection. In most cases illustrated below, I have bitten the bullet and purchased these for closer examination. Here are the ones that have come up recently of which you should be aware.
This LP was made by a person who had peripheral contact with the Warhol Factory. Despite this fact, the cover concept, design, art design and photography are credited, and it is not to Warhol.
This one comes up pretty often, and it seemed worth a closer look. The illustration style is similar to Warhol’s style at the time, but it just doesn’t feel like a Warhol drawing. This, and the fact there is no evidence supporting it being Andy’s handiwork, means this one should probably be avoided.
This one feels to me like the work of the same artist as the above cover. It just doesn’t feel right and there’s no positive evidence it should be included.
This one, again, is done in a style similar to Warhol, but is missing something clear enough to give a solid attribution.
Do you have some others you have questions about? I’d be happy to share my opinions with you. Just make a comment or send me an email and I’d love to hear what you’ve found.