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Ronald Thibault

14 Jay-Z Album Covers

2009, Archival inkjet print on canvas, 18"w x 18"h

The concept of album cover art has been a mainstay in the production of consumable music, acting as a visual symbol to identify and distinguish itself as a specific product. The art appearing on an album cover is essentially a brand for both the music and the musician. The imagery used on the album cover tries to both include the music it represents within a specific genre, making it relevant to its target audience, and attempts to stand out from the rest of the music included in that genre. This body of work explores the idea of branding in professional music. I’ve categorized and abstracted album covers in an attempt to gather a better understanding of how music is branded according to different musicians, genres and eras.

Ronald Thibault - 14 Jay-Z Album Covers

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.