"Night Clubbing" (2010) by Colby Bird, mixed media, 12 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery
"Sticky Fingers" (2010) by Michael Mahalchick, mixed media, 12 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist and Canada
"Delia Derbyshire - Lost Recordings" (2010) by Erica Magrey, inkjet print, 12 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist
"Flesh Tone (Ryan)" (2010) by Paul Mpagi Sepuya, c-print edition 1/2, 12 x 12 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Envoy Enterprises
"Persuasive Percussion 2" (2010) by Butt Johnson, ballpoint pen on three-ply Bristol, 12 x 12 inches, Courtesy of CRG Gallery
"I do not want what I haven't got" (2010) by TM Davy, oil on linen 12 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist and Eleven Rivington
"Untitled" (2010) by Dave McDermott, mixed media on chipboard, 12 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist
"Nebraska" (2010) by Joseph Hart, collage, ink, acrylic, colored pencil and graphite on paper, 12 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist
"Harvest" (2010) by Mathew Cerletty, inkjet on Rives BFK, 12 x 12 inches, framed, courtesy of the artist and Algus Greenspon Gallery
"NEU!75" (2010) by Kadar Brock, spray paint, house paint, and marker on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist and Thierry Goldberg Projects
"Untitled" (2010) by Jennifer Sullivan, mixed media on cardboard, 12 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist
"Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy)" (2010) by Will Yackulic, typewriter and graphite on paper, 12 x 12 inches, courtesy of the artist and Jeff Bailey Gallery
"...And Load Reload Ride St. Death Kill Master Metallica" (2010) by Glen Baldridge, nine-layer archival pigment print, 12 x 12 inches, courtesy the artist, Forth Estate and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery
"Deep, deep, deep in my eyes there’s a round, round, round circle of lives" (2010) by Scott Hug, artist-made paper, ink, collage, 14 3⁄4 x 14 3⁄4, framed, courtesy of the artist
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CULTURE

Cover Version (LP)

Artists reinvent favorite album art in a group show

by Ami Kealoha
on 31 January 2011

Skindeep approximations, deceitful marketing ploys, masterpieces of graphic design—cover art's slippery role gets a tribute in Cover Version (LP), curator and artist Timothy Hull's second show to take up the theme. The first, held at Los Angeles' Taylor De Cordoba gallery, had artists dreaming up alternate covers for books in 2008, but in this show Hull tasked the over two dozen artists with re-imagining record covers that made an impact on them.

Predictably, the resulting exhibit currently at the Brooklyn Academy of Music runs the range, from the iconic (Grace Jones' Night Clubbing by Colby Bird) to sardonic ( Mathew Cerletty's stock photograph version of Harvest) and silly (a topless girl astride a dinosaur as envisioned by Dave McDermott).

The show is open through 20 March 2011, check out more images in the slideshow below.

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