YOU PROBABLY KNOW THAT ANDY WARHOL designed the vinyl and cover art for “The Velvet Underground and Nico,” that Robert Frank produced the art for the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street,” or that Raymond Pettibon designed Black Flag’s “Jealous Again.” But did you know that Robert Rauschenberg created the packaging for the Talking Heads’ “Speaking in Tongues,” or that Lee Friedlander shot the cover of Miles Davis’ “In a Silent Way?”
Fraenkel Gallery’s Art & Vinylis both a revelation and a pleasure. Yves Klein, Josef Albers, Richard Avedon, Lawrence Weiner, Marlene Dumas, Kiki Smith, Christopher Wool and Tauba Auerback are just a few of the artists featured in this 470-page compendium of “the rarest, purest, and most ambitious specimens of their kind.”
ABOVE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Jean-Michel Basquiat’s cover for “Beat Bop” by Rammellzee vs. K-Rob (1983); Andy Warhol’s cover for “Giant Size $1.57 Each” by various performers (1963); Robert Longo’s cover for “The Ascension” by Glenn Branca (1981); Jeff Koons’ cover for “Art Pop” by Lady Gaga (2013); Tadanori Yokoo’s cover for the opera “From the Works of Tadanori Yokoo” by Toshi Ichiyanagi (1969); Ed Ruscha’s cover for “Music by Mason Williams” by Mason Williams (1969); Robert Frank’s cover for “Exile on Main Street” by The Rolling Stones (1972); Sophie Calle’s cover for “L’un de nous” by Albin de la Simone (2017).