Warhol Wednesday: King of Pop and King of Rock

Oct 23, 2013 11:16PM

 In the era of Studio 54, CBGBs, and The Factory, there were few less sought after personalities than Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger. The British performer personally wrote a letter to Andy in 1969 asking if he would design the cover artwork for The Rolling Stones’ new album, Sticky Fingers. Having a few suggestions of his own on what would make an interesting cover, Mick writes, “I leave it in your capable hands to do what ever you want…”, the Observer reports. These two will forever have a timeless cool, and Christie’s has come up with a way to bring a little bit of it home with you.

We are currently hosting The Entertainers, which features over 120 photographs, screenprints, drawings, and a unique painting celebrating Warhol’s lifelong fascination with influential artists. Jagger is prominently featured, as well as other famous friends of Andy’s from the 1970s and ‘80s. The sale ends October 30th, and with opening bids start as low as $1,000, there’s no excuse to not take a look.

 Warhol Entertainers: October 16-30, 2013 > Prints & Multiples: October 29-30, 2013 >

(Image: ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987). Mick Jagger: one plate. Print courtesy of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts)