Blank artist photo on 'Now Playing' screen

Have had a quick look but nobody seems to have noticed this? Since the new idea of relying on Valence to manage the artist images, when there isn’t an image for an artist on a multiple artist album, the ‘Now Playing’ screen displays a black blank screen. Before the Valence way of doing things the artist was just skipped and the screen just stayed on the artist that did have an image?