Music as art: Vinyl albums are being used as home decor in Grand Junction
Vinyl records aren’t purchased only for musical listening enjoyment these days. Folks will also buy records for their visual appeal and use them as home decor.
Grand Junction resident Amy Hibberd, 52, is currently in the process of planning a large-scale frame job for up to 40 record sleeves. Upon the completion of framing this vintage record collection, the art will be hung in a hallway of her home.
Hibberd said her collection (with husband, Dave) is a few hundred strong and spans musicians from their youths — the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, the Doobie Brothers, ZZ Top, and more.
“The artwork on the album covers is pretty interesting,” she noted, and hanging them as wall art will be nostalgic for the couple.
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Rock Cesario, owner of Triple Play Records in downtown Grand Junction, also said he recently had a customer who framed the whole collection of Doors records.
“Some people will buy records to frame it,” Cesario said. “That’s a small part of the market.”
According to Claudine Bogart, owner of Grand Junction’s Frame Depot, her staff framed multiple Beatles record covers and one Rush sleeve this past holiday season.
“Normally people want us to frame them in such a way that they can get the record out to play it so it’s functional art,” Bogart explained. “Sometimes we frame the actual record, but normally it’s the cover.
“We’ve been framing records for a long time. We’re just seeing more recently.”
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