As part of this year’s White Columns Benefit Auction, the alternative art space founded in 1970 by Gordon Matta-Clark and Jeffrey Lew, invited 25 artists to create artwork from a found record sleeve. While some artists, like Harmony Korine and Joe Bradley, stayed within the dimensions of the album cover, taking to it with collage, mixed media, or simply a pen, others, like Cecily Brown, used the cover as a start off point to create a much larger work. Click through the gallery to see some of the album art available at auction, and the original albums that inspired them.
Cecily Brown – Lot (Live) 21. Have You Ever Been?, 2011. Collage, found record sleeve, archival ink jet prints, with hand and laser cutting. Unique. 47 x 63 in. Courtesy of the artist, Two Palms Press, and Gagosian Gallery, New York. Retail value: $45,000+. Opening bid: $15,000. From Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland (1968).