Count Basie, Tchaikovsky, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Diana Ross, John Lennon and the Rolling Stones all had their music promoted by Andy Warhol's record covers. This stunning volume reproduces all of the album covers, front and back, that Warhol designed over four decades. Hundreds of additional contextual illustrations present liner notes and inside covers, related works by Warhol and documentary images that trace the artist's visual sources. Author Paul Marechal explores Warhol's creative process, his relationship with artists and his fascination with all genres of music. The range of music represented through these record covers, from jazz to classical and rock to soul, reveals the breadth of Warhol's musical tastes and his extraordinary ability to combine his artistic vision with that of the musicians.
Paul Marechal is the author of Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Posters 1964 - 1987 and Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Magazine Work (both Prestel). An avid collector of Warhol's printed matter, he teaches art market fundamentals at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, serves as curator of the art collection of Power Corporation of Canada, and appraises artworks for numerous Canadian museums.