Grassi Museum for Applied Arts in Leipzig shows the record covers created by Andy Warhol


LEIPZIG.- Andy Warhol (1928–1987), one of the most popular representatives of Pop Art, had just completed his study of Applied Art when he came to New York in 1949 and designed his first Album Cover for Columbia Records. This grew into a life-long working cooperation. In the designing of Album Covers, the young, yet unknown quantity Warhol saw an ideal opportunity of establishing his style of Art and name. He then began approaching Record Labels to offer his artistic services. The Cover “A Program of Mexican Music” was one of his earliest professional works. Until his death in 1987, Warhol designed about 50 more Album Covers often with rich complementary materials, from which the Covers for The Rolling Stones and The Velvet Underground