When the Rolling Stones were looking for someone to do the album art for their 1969 album Sticky Fingers, they went straight for the brass ring: Andy Warhol.
Apparently legendary pop-art master Andy Warhol was up for the challenge, and by reading the tone of Mick Jagger’s reply, he couldn’t be happier to have Warhol on board for the project. It’s a cool little glimpse into the background behind what would eventually be named the #1 greatest album cover of all time by VH1 — the original vinyl release featured an actual working zipper, revealing a pair of white briefs underneath.
21st April, 1969.
33 Union Square,
I’m really pleased you can do the art-work for our new hits album. Here are 2 boxes of material which you can use, and the record.
In my short sweet experience, the more complicated the format of the album, e.g. more complex than just pages or fold-out, the more f**ked-up the reproduction and agonising the delays. But, having said that, I leave it in your capable hands to do what ever you want………..and please write back saying how much money you would like.
Doubtless a Mr Al Steckler will contact you in New York, with any further information. He will probably look nervous and say “Hurry up” but take little notice.
[Signed "Mick x"]