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February 15, 2016

Mix and Match: Strange and Amazing Collage Arts From Famous Album Covers of the 1980s and 1990s

Usually when you think of recording artists coming together to make art, you think of them collaborating in the studio to put out a hit record. Well, Christian Marclay has put a new spin on things with his mix and match album cover project.

Christian Marclay is a Swiss, New York-based modern artist and composer. He came up with an idea to create funny collages from famous album covers of the 1980s and 1990s. In his Body Mix series (1991–92), a sly comment on the commodification of popular music, various album covers on which human bodies are displayed are stitched together to form mutant figures.



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