Detroit-area museum shows off Warhol record covers

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area museum is preparing to show off what it's calling the most comprehensive exhibition of authenticated Andy Warhol record covers to date.

Sixty albums designed by the late pop-art icon will be on display at Cranbrook Art Museum beginning this weekend. They range from the recognizable to the rare.

There's Warhol's yellow banana-on-white background cover for The Velvet Underground's 1967 debut album as well as his workable zipper design for The Rolling Stones' 1971 "Sticky Fingers" record.

There are also a handful of covers that have never been shown in such a setting.

Exhibition curator Laura Mott says "record covers are the only medium (Warhol) worked in throughout his entire career."

"Warhol On Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949-1987+" opens to the public on Saturday and runs through March 15.

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