The creative relationship between art and music is a long-standing one. Explore how artists have approached these two subjects in this selection of Tate works

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  • Rebecca Horn, 'Concert for Anarchy' 1990

    Rebecca Horn
    Concert for Anarchy 1990
    Painted wood, metal and electronic components
    unconfirmed: 1500 x 1060 x 1555 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1999 DACS, 2002

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  • Peter Blake, 'Beach Boys' 1964

    Peter Blake
    Beach Boys 1964
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 530 x 308 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 Peter Blake 2002. All rights reserved, DACS

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  • Robert Mapplethorpe, 'Grace Jones' 1984

    Robert Mapplethorpe
    Grace Jones 1984
    Black and white silver gelatin print on paper
    support: 374 x 375 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008All Mapplethorpe works Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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  • Thomas Kilpper, 'The Ring: Madonna' 2000

    Thomas Kilpper
    The Ring: Madonna 2000
    Woodcut on fabric
    Presented by Friends of the Tate Gallery 2000 Thomas Kilpper

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  • Jeremy Deller, 'The History of the World' 1998

    Jeremy Deller
    The History of the World 1998
    Screenprint on paper
    support: 640 x 1115 mm
    Purchased 2001 Jeremy Deller

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  • William Roberts, 'The Beatles' no date

    William Roberts
    The Beatles no date
    Graphite on paper
    178 x 127 mm
    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to Tate 2007 The estate of William Roberts

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  • Barnett Freedman, 'Music' 1951

    Barnett Freedman
    Music 1951
    Oil on canvas
    support: 762 x 1016 mm
    Presented by J. Lyons and Co. 1953 Tate

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  • Bill Woodrow, 'Twin-Tub with Guitar' 1981

    Bill Woodrow
    Twin-Tub with Guitar 1981
    Washing machine
    object: 889 x 762 x 660 mm
    Purchased 1982 Bill Woodrow

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  • Joseph Mallord William Turner, '[inscriptions by Turner]' circa 1808

    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    [inscriptions by Turner] circa 1808
    Ink on paper
    support: 98 x 162 mm
    Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

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  • Richard Smith, 'Piano' 1963

    Richard Smith
    Piano 1963
    Oil on canvas
    object: 1826 x 2772 x 1140 mm
    Purchased 1975 Richard Smith

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  • Ian Tyson, '[no title]' 1972

    Ian Tyson
    [no title] 1972
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 73 x 73 mm
    Presented by Tetrad Press through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 Ian Tyson

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  • Meredith Frampton, 'Portrait of a Young Woman' 1935

    Meredith Frampton
    Portrait of a Young Woman 1935
    Oil on canvas
    support: 2057 x 1079 mm frame: 2145 x 1174 x 65 mm
    Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1935 Tate

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  • Jacques Lipchitz, 'Guitar Player in Armchair' 1922

    Jacques Lipchitz
    Guitar Player in Armchair 1922
    Plaster
    object: 394 x 292 x 304 mm
    Presented by the Lipchitz Foundation 1982 The estate of Jacques Lipchitz, courtesy, Marlborough Gallery, New York

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  • Edward Ruscha, 'DANCE?' 1973

    Edward Ruscha
    DANCE? 1973
    Coffee, eggwhite, mustard, chilli sauce, ketchup and cheddar cheese on canvas
    support: 1372 x 1520 x 29 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 Edward Ruscha

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