For the Record – Artists on Vinyl

As many of you have come to realize, I have been completely derelict in my duties in updating this blog. You all continue to make this a heavily trafficked blog despite my absence. I hope that means some of you find some value in what I’ve been able to document over these last 7 years or so. I actually do have new posts I would like to share, and I hope to have them up before this summer is over.

Today I reach out to you to announce another Record Cover Art exhibition based on my collection of vinyl records featuring covers from prominent visual artists from the last half of the 20th century to today. It will be appearing at the Cranbrook Art Museum  from July  13, 2019 to April 19, 2020. It is called For the Record: Artists on Vinyl.

To those of you who are strict Andy Warhol fans, yes, this will feature his work I previously donated to Cranbrook’s permanent collection (and maybe some you haven’t seen before?). But this time, the exhibition will also feature works from as many as 50 other artists who have also used the medium of the vinyl record cover to reach wider audiences than they could have ever seen in any other format.

I invite all of you to visit my other record cover blogs to see what else I have been documenting since going dormant here. They are:

I hope that between all these sites, you find images and (eventually) valuable information to help you recognize and appreciate this increasingly valuable art form. In the days to come, I’d like to tell you some stories about: My small role in securing the two most rare Warhol covers ever (just for safekeeping for the deserving collector who ultimately got them), and the process of going out on a limb to authenticate a Warhol cover that even the person that wrote the book wouldn’t vouch for, and how Occam’s Razor won out that time.

As always, thanks again to all of you who stop by this humble site. It gives me great joy that nearly 60,000 visitors from more than 100 countries have visited over these last many years. I would love to hear any thoughts or stories you might have.



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2 Responses to For the Record – Artists on Vinyl

  1. rockdoc999 says:

    Congratulations on your new show at The Cranbrook. Your collection is amazing and reallycworth showing. I’m particularly impressed with your collection of Shephard Fairey covers!

  2. Same here, Frank, congratulations on the new show. Impressive that you found the incredibly rare albums of Yves Klein, Harry Bertoia, Gilbert & George… They will all look great at The Cranbrook!

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