In This Letter from 1969, Mick Jagger Warned Andy Warhol About Complex Album Sleeve Designs

In This Letter from 1969, Mick Jagger Warned Andy Warhol About Complex Album Sleeve DesignsImage via Getty Images / Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns

For their ninth studio album "Sticky Fingers," The Rolling Stones decided that they wanted Andy Warhol to create the artwork for the sleeve. Being familiar with Warhol's style, Mick Jagger thought it wise to suggest that the artist go for a design that wouldn't be as difficult to reproduce. The resulting classic album sleeve featured a man's crotch on the front with a real zipper incorporated into the design (which apparently doesn't go well with scratch-prone vinyl). Looks like Warhol knew what was best for the long run.

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[via Guardian]

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