An exhibition of once legendary but now forgotten record covers from Hungarian pop history, titled “Hova lett” (“Where has it gone”), opens at Budapest’s Főfotó Gallery on Tuesday.
The exhibition features twelve pop culture images that were once found in Hungarian households by the millions but are now remembered less and less, organizers explained in a statement.
The album covers of the EDDA band by the artist duo György Hegedűs and György Pálfi, as well as a photo from the KFT album “Cat in the Street” are among the works on display. János Vető’s works include the covers of Tamás Cseh’s “Antoine and Desiré” and the cover of Europa Publishing’s pop music album. Bálint Flesch’s 1981 photo of the A.E. Committee, which was the band’s album cover in the Netherlands, will also be on display, as will György Hegedűs’ images of the bands Syrius and KEX.
In the past, record covers were a genre of their own, defining and directing the image of bands, and the images they produced could be used to identify a particular musical era. Therefore, the organizers are planning a larger collection of these relics of pop-rock history.
There will also be a series of still photos on display showing how these covers were created. The exhibited images are also available for purchase in a limited and signed edition.
The exhibition will be on display until November 1.
Original article by Ungarn Heute, photos via Facebook/Főfotó