Looking to buy or sell an album art print, or have it appraised for insurance purposes?
While we know the market well, we do not have an authorized or bonded appraiser on staff, so we cannot provide folks who are looking to buy or sell items with services to enable them to get the most “bang for the buck” from the purchase and/or sale of these goods.
There are, however, a number of companies here in the U.S. that we know of that are fully-equipped to help you if you’re looking to add to or sell items from your collection. All of these companies have been in business a long time and have both the staff and reputation to be able to help people realize the most from the purchase or sale of their art and memorabilia. You can visit the Websites for these companies and find information on them about how they can first help you determine the availability of the items you’d like (or the value of your collectibles) and then provide you with a method to buy or sell them, either via direct sale or auction. Also included in the list are the names of appraisers who specialize in rock music art and memorabilia, so if you’re looking to first understand the value of your collection before making a decision whether or not to sell – or if you’re needing appraisals for insurance purposes – these firms can be of great help to you as well.
While we have done business with many of these firms (purchases for our own personal collections), we are in no way endorsing any of these firms, so feel free to contact any/all of them in your quest to sell your items. Regarding auction companies – I’ve listed a number of independent auction houses that have specialties dedicated to rock-related memorabilia. In addition to these firms, most of the large international auction houses – Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonham’s & Butterfield’s in the U.S. (and U.K.) and also Cooper-Owen in the U.K. – have entertainment memorabilia divisions and may also be able to help you locate items you’d like to add to your collection, as well as with appraisals and aid in selling your collectibles.
Best of luck to you in your efforts to expand or manage your collection. Of course, if you want to take some of your proceeds from your sales and bring them back to one of the galleries we have listed on this site to buy something new, we’re sure that they’d be more than happy to help you in that effort as well!
One final note – If you’re looking for a gift for a fan of album covers/album cover art, please reference this article that provides you with some suggestions and a list of places to find things – https://albumcoverhalloffame.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/gift-suggestions-for-the-album-cover-lovers-in-your-life/
While it’s been mentioned previously, I did want to note one last time – please understand that the businesses listed below are included for informational purposes only and their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement of them or the products they sell. Caveat Emptor!
Album Cover Fine Art and Photography Galleries (retail and/or online) –
A Gallery – London, UK – www.agallery.co.uk
Gallery and publisher of album cover prints by new and established artists. The folks behind this gallery also run a second album art-related gallery called Album Artists – http://www.albumartists.co.uk
Analogue Gallery – Toronto, Canada – http://www.analoguegallery.com/
Founded in 2009, this gallery specializes in rock & roll-related fine art photography, with dozens of top artists represented in their collection.
The Archivist’s Gallery – London, U.K. – http://thearchivistsgallery.com/about/
North London gallery space with exhibitions year-round, including several featuring well-known album artists, photographers, etc.
Artists Gallery – Aberdeen, Scotland – http://www.albumcoverart.co.uk/album-cover-art-153-c.asp
Gallery of album cover fine art prints – illustrations, photography, etc.
Athena Album Art – York, U.K. – https://www.athenaart.com/
Art publisher and retailer launched in 1964 and re-introduced a line of licensed album art prints in 2014.
Blender Gallery – Paddington, Sydney, Australia – http://blendergallery.com/
Established in 2001 and specializing in music/rock & roll-related fine art prints and photographs.
The Brook Gallery – Devon, UK – http://www.brookgallery.co.uk/
Fine art print gallery with a nice selection of album art prints from established artists in the field
CCA Galleries – London, UK – http://www.ccagalleries.com/galleries/subject-and-style/album-cover-art
The online retail art/publishing arm of Christie’s (Christie’s Contemporary Art) represents and sells prints by a number of well-known modern artists
Classic Rock Art – NY, USA – http://www.classicrockart.com/
Long Island-based rock & roll and pop art gallery
The Flood Gallery – London, U.K. – http://thefloodgallery.com/search?q=athena
Boutique gallery in Greenwich Market offers posters and licensed album art prints.
Gallery 319 – Santa Monica, CA, USA – http://gallery-319.com/
Gallery specializing in music and sports-related fine art
Hazyrock.com – Hartford, CT, USA – http://hazyrock.com/
Online gallery offering album art prints, posters, memorabilia and other rock music-related items.
House of Roulx – Peabody, MA, USA – http://www.houseofroulx.com/
Publisher/seller of pop culture art/photo prints, including a selection of album cover images.
Hypergallery – Henley on Thames, UK – www.hypergallery.com
Offering a wide range of rock & roll fine art prints and photographs
Robert Kidd Gallery – Birmingham, MI, USA – http://www.robertkiddgallery.com/people/
Fine art design/photo gallery featuring the works of a number of well-known graphic artists, rock photographers and musicians such as Elliott Landy, Bob Gruen, Milton Avery, Neal Preston, David Bowie and Steven Tyler.
Luz Fine Art Gallery – Foster City, CA, USA – http://www.luzfineart.com/luzrockandroll.html
A collection of rock & roll art and photography curated by artist Luz and her husband James, who are also partners in the San Francisco Art Exchange.
M&R Entertainment Merchandising – Newport Beach, CA, USA – http://www.mandremcorp.com
Online gallery for this licensor and producer of rock-related photography
Mr. Musichead – Los Angeles, CA – http://www.mrmusichead.com/
Located on Sunset Blvd. and representing a broad range of rock music-related artists and photographers
Modern Rocks Gallery – Austin, TX – http://www.modernrocksgallery.com/
Owner Steven Walker was guitarist for Modern English, but now displays collections of both rock photography and decorative rocks, minerals and crystals.
Morrison Hotel Gallery – NY, NY, USA – https://www.morrisonhotelgallery.com/default.aspx
Fine art music-related photo prints, curated by photographer Henry Diltz and partners. The gallery also has outposts in the Los Angeles area and in Fleetwood Mac founding member Mick Fleetwood’s Fleetwood’s General Store in Maui, Hawaii – http://www.fleetwoodsgeneralstoremaui.com/
Rock and Roll Gallery.com – CA, USA – www.rockandrollgallery.com
Limited edition prints of some of rock’s greatest images
Rock and Roll Icon Gallery – North Shields, Tyne & Wear, UK – www.rockandrollicon.com
Limited edition prints, with a focus on Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Marshall Amplification
Rock and Roll Photo Gallery – Basalt, CO, USA – http://www.rockandrollphotogallery.com/index.html
Run by rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith, this gallery features a nice range of editioned prints from nearly 30 prestigious music industry photographers.
Rockarchive – London, UK – http://www.rockarchive.com/
Launched by photographer Jill Furmanovsky, specializing in rock & roll-related fine art photo prints
Rock Art Show – PA, USA (and on tour in various cities) – http://store.rockartshow.com/
Travelling rock & roll fine art exhibition (often works with radio stations in co-promotional efforts)
Rock City Art – Bedford, UK – http://www.rockcityart.com/
A gallery run by music photographers Mick Hutson and Andy Willsher
RockPaperPhoto.com – NY, NY, USA – www.rockpaperphoto.com
Fine art photography by many of the best-known rock & roll photographers
Rock Star Gallery – Scottsdale, AZ, USA – http://rockstargallery.net/
Offering a wide variety of rock music-related art, photography and collectibles
Rockstore Gallery – Newburgh, IN, USA – http://www.rockstore.com/
Establishing in 1991, this gallery specializes in rock & roll fine art and photography
San Francisco Art Exchange – San Francisco, CA, USA – www.sfae.com
Long-running (est. 1983) gallery offering a broad selection of rock & roll-related fine art/photo prints
St. Paul’s Gallery – Birmingham, UK – www.stpaulsgallery.com
Gallerist and publisher of high-quality rock & roll fine art and photo prints
Snap Galleries – London, U.K. – www.snapgalleries.com
Specialists in rare and exclusive rock & roll photographs
Visualgallery.com – WA, USA – www.visualgallery.com
Specializing in album cover art prints, photographs, posters and other collectibles
Wall of Sound Gallery – Alba, Italy – www.wallofsoundgallery.com/en/
Photographer Guido Harari and his partner Cristina Pelissero’s gallery showcases the works of music industry photographers from around the globe.
Walnut Street Gallery – Denver, CO, USA – www.walnutst.com
Exhibiting a broad range of rock art prints, including album cover art, photography and musician-created items
Album Cover Art Download sites –
Looking for album cover art for your iPod, Smartphone, computer music library, etc? Sorry, we don’t promote or sell this kind of album cover art, but the nice people at the AlbumArtExchange and Albumcovers.net are there to help with the largest libraries of high-quality images we’ve seen.
Stephen M.H. Braitman (San Rafael, CA) – www.musicappraisals.com – 415-446-7208 – email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Auction Companies –
American Memorabilia (Las Vegas, NV) – www.americanmemorabilia.com
Backstage Auctions (Houston, TX) – www.backstageauctions.com
Bonham’s (London and NY, NY) – www.bonhams.com/departments/COL-ENT/
Christie’s (London and NY, NY) – http://www.christies.com/departments/popular-culture-73-1.aspx
Heritage Auctions (Houston, TX) – www.ha.com
Julien’s Auctions (West Hollywood, CA) – www.juliensauctions.com
RR Auctions (Amherst, NH) – http://rrauction.com/contactus.cfm
Sotheby’s (London and NY, NY) – www.sothebys.com/en.html
Philip Weiss Auctions (Long Island, NY) – www.philipweissauctions.com
For more information about current selling prices for rock show (“gig”) posters past and present, there’s a great place to find out more about the offerings of many poster artists. It’s called Gigposters.com, so if you know the name of the artist who did a particular poster you’d like to know more about, this site is a great place to start.