Release date: Feb. 26, 2013
Photography: Jody Rogac
Art direction: Thunderhorse
The concept for the cover of Autre Ne Veut's album Anxiety was brilliant from the get-go, but plagued by copyright issues surrounding the use of Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream. As he told Pitchfork's Carrie Battan, "We recreated a picture taken during the sale of The Scream at the Sotheby's auction. The idea is just to take the modernist trope of anxiety—The Scream—and place it in the modern capitalist framework."
Even after removing the painting, the album and its cover turned out incredible. When the music site asked the label for comment on the painting, they simply, brilliantly said that it was stolen. —Dale Eisenger