Blonde Musicians

Oil on LP covers, ca 31 x 31 cm, 2011–ongoing

Painted with oil on LP covers from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, the ongoing series Blonde Musicians by Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson bears witness to the artist’s longstanding engagement with the complex cultural image of the blonde. The book, Ladies, Beautiful Ladies presents a selection of modified album covers with their largely unknown models, chosen by virtue of their blondness and beauty. Once mere objects of desire, these women have been relocated from the social imaginary of the past and transformed into art through Birgisson’s act of selection and his strokes of oil paint.

To see full pdf of book click on image of book below.


  • Kopavogur Art Museum
  • ASI Art Museum, Reykjavik
  • Akureyri Art Museum
  • Helsinki Contemporary, Gallery
  • Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm
  • Studio Stafn, Gallery, Reykjavik