Andy Warhol, ‘Sticky Fingers, Rolling Stones signed album’, 1970, Deodato Arte

Original "Sticky Fingers" album cover, made by Andy Warhol in 1971.

Andy Warhol realised, during his artistic path, several album covers, making them famous all around the world. In 1971 “Sticky Fingers” was released, as eleventh studio album of The Rolling Stones, and it immeditely rose in ranking. The group rock and roll music came with a challenging cover, made by Andy Warhol, and it was considered so shameless that a few States censored it.

Warhol and Jagger, frontman of The Rolling Stones, often work together: Mick Jagger posed for Warhol becoming subject of his screen printings, and Warhol designed for Jagger album covers as “Love you live” and “Sticky Fingers”. Warhol's art has always been a challenging art, and this cover is a clear example of this challenge.

Signature: The back of the cover is signed with a black marker by Andy Warhol.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York