Lend Your Ears + Open Your Eyes

A celebration of the art behind the music industry


Laz Inc, 29 Sackville St (W1S 3DX)


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Original album artwork, music photography and other visual arts will be brought together in this celebration of the art behind the music industry. 

“Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and... stop thinking. Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to 'walk about' into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes…what more do you want?” - Wassily Kandinsky

Inspired by Wassily Kandinsky’s passion for the crossover of music and art, this show will be a moment to celebrate the importance and beauty of the visual arts in the music industry.

Musicians and artists have collaborated throughout history: James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Claude Debussy, Marc Chagall and the Ballet Russes, Salvador Dali and Alice Cooper, Jay-Z and Marina Abramović, and countless album artwork collaborations. The visual arts have consistently played a role in promoting and contextualising music performance.

This show will shine a light on the collaborations of today. It will be a moment to put the art of the music industry at the front of the stage. It will be a moment to celebrate the beauty and importance of that key creative partner. It will be a moment to lend your ears to music and open your eyes the visual arts.

The Auction Collective are looking for visual artists working with the music industry that would like to submit artwork for this show (Learn more here).

The Auction Collective are also partnering with Art Vinyl to exhibit the 50 finalists of the Best Art Vinly Award 2019 during the auction. The award is now open for entries (Learn more here).

Lazinc, 29 Sackville St (W1S 3DX)


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Tom Best 
Director & Auctioneer 
The Auction Collective

+44 (0) 7918 880 581