Art on the vinyl - CAEE


From 17-07-2020 to 26-09-2020

The exhibition at the CAEE explores the relationship between music and art through a selection of record covers. As such, it is also an exploration of the popular culture of the 20th century.

Since the 1940s, vinyl records have had a special relationship with the art world. This is the premise underpinning “Art on the vinyl: the Chambao Collection”, an exhibition of 300 record covers that are on display at the Escaldes-Engordany Art Centre (CAEE).

Although the relationship between art and music is also reflected in other media, such as music videos and posters, it is in the cover art for records where the two disciplines are most closely intertwined, to the extent that records have become objects of reverence and collector’s items.

The exhibition at the CAEE includes covers created by artists such as Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Alberti, Lorca, Tàpies, Yoko Ono, Saura, Genovés, Guinovart, Canogar, Barceló, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, D’Face and Banksy, among others; as well as work by photographers such as Mapplethorpe and Avedon and designers such as Mariscal.

“Art on the vinyl” is a nostalgic and eclectic look back at the popular culture of the 20th century, with record covers that hark back to the smash hits of bands such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and artists such as Joni Mitchell, David Bowie and Patti Smith. There is also a section dedicated to the music of the Madrid-based movement known as La Movida, with illustrations by artists such as Ceesepe, El Hortelano and Ouka Leele.  

Place and date: Escaldes-Engordany Art Centre (CAEE), until 26 September 2020. Free admission. Workshops and guided tours must be booked in advance.
Open from Monday to Saturday, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm. Sundays throughout July and August: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Location and contact


Centre d’Art d’Escaldes-Engordany

(+376) 802 255