Andy Warhol envisioned the record cover as a means to popularize his name as an artist and, once he reached iconic status in the 1960s, used it to directly impact popular culture. Designed to be collected by the masses, the records—numbering more than fifty— reinforce his maxim “repetition adds up to reputation.” While only a […]
Empire is the 1964 film by Andy Warhol that consists of eight hours and 24 minutes of continuous slow motion footage of the Empire State Building in New York City. The presentation at Cranbrook Art Museum will show in in Wainger Gallery, and relate to Lou Reed, Metal Machine Trio: The Creation of the Universe. […]
Listen to Cranbrook Art Museum's Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, Laura Mott, discuss how Andy Warhol used the album cover as a consistent medium throughout his entire career.
For an artist whose work ultimately commanded millions of dollars, Andy Warhol also, and quite deliberately, created original work accessible to ordinary people — in the form of record album covers. This democratic side of the great pop artist is on view at the Cranbrook Art Museum starting Saturday in “Warhol on Vinyl: The Record […]
BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The banana. The zipper. Along with his Marilyn Monroe portrait and the Campbell Soup cans, Andy Warhol’s album covers have their own place in the pop-art pantheon. The Cranbrook Art Museum is kicking off what it says is the most comprehensive exhibition of authenticated Warhol record covers to date — including three […]
You probably already know about the iconic Velvet Underground “banana” cover, but artist Andy Warhol actually designed sleeves for many other artists as well. This month, Cranbrook Art Museum will host Warhol On Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949-1987+, which exhibits dozens of record sleeves designed by the artist. The collection, a recent gift to the […]
Most vinyl fans collect records for the music – the sound quality, the nostalgic value, even the hipster credibility. But for a handful of collectors, there’s a more specific purpose: Finding Andy Warhol’s art. Warhol on Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949-1987+, opening June 21 at the Cranbrook Art Museum, will showcase more than 50 album […]
DETROIT, MI -- Fans of Andy Warhol's art and vinyl album covers ranging from 1949 to the late 80s should be in for a treat when the Warhol on Vinyl exhibit opens next month at the Cranbrook Art Museum.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., May 28, 2014 – Cranbrook Art Museum announces the opening of six new exhibitions that will debut with a weekend of celebration on June 20-22. Beginning with the opening of Warhol On Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949-1987+, the Museum will exhibit nearly 100 album covers, including variations of more than 50 unique […]
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