Hugh Syme | Imagine This: A Visual Retrospective

Hugh Syme | Imagine This: A Visual Retrospective

On display: June 1 - July 22, 2023


Musichead Gallery is proud to present Hugh Syme's Los Angeles premiere exhibition, Imagine This: A Visual Retrospective. A curated selection of music and creative work from the award-winning album designer will be on display from June 1st through July 5th. The exhibition of more than 30 signed prints will include some of his best-known album covers, as well as iconic and unseen works from his portfolio.

Hugh Syme has spent 50 years creating timeless works of art.  In Hugh’s own words he lives the realm of improbable reality.  His creations combine his talents in Photography, Illustration, and Graphic Design. The accolades for Syme’s inspired work in music include numerous JUNO awards — the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys — and an induction into the Album Cover Hall of Fame.

Over the decades Syme has created timeless album artwork for some of the most successful albums in history. He is best known for his amazing artwork and cover concepts for world famous musicians and bands including Dream Theater, Whitesnake, Kiss, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Joe Bonamassa, Tesla, and many more.

Syme has had a long-time partnership with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Rush since 1975 with the creation of artwork for the album “Caress of Steel” and also includes the band’s iconic Starman logo.  He has designed every album cover for them since then. In recent years Syme has continued creating artwork for Rush with extensive 40th anniversary limited edition box sets.

Meet the artist, sip on a signature cocktail, and enjoy an extraordinary visual experience. A special collection of 4 limited edition prints will also be made available at entry level pricing. 

exhibition preview

Musichead Gallery
7420 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90046