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Warhol Museum spins Stones exhibit around ‘Sticky Fingers’ cover

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This CD cover image released by UMe shows 'Sticky Fingers', a 1971 release by the Rolling Stones being re-released in a deluxe edition.

A Grammy-nominated album cover designed by Andy Warhol is the heart of a display tied to an upcoming visit of the Rolling Stones.

Two tables of material looking at the cover of “Sticky Fingers” is on view at the Andy Warhol Museum on the North Side.

“This really gives us a chance to show off some material from our collection,” says Jessica Warchall, an assistant communications manager from the museum.

While the display was put together because of the June 20 concert at nearby Heinz Field, she says it will be up indefinitely.

The display features the front and back of the 1971 album with its famous zippered pair of blue jeans as well as the underwear-clad figure on the inside. Naturally, the display also includes the album sleeve with the tongue that has become something of a symbol of the Stones.

Also on exhibit are a promotional poster for the album, and correspondence on the 1972 Grammy nomination and its Art Directors Club of New York certificate of merit. With that material is a copy of a telegram from the Stones, sent by Atlantic Records to Warhol.

With the album material are 10 Polaroids and acetate photos of a jeans-clad body used in production of the cover.

Mick Jagger, perhaps?

“We have no idea who it might be,” Warchall says.

Bob Karlovits is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at [email protected] or 412-320-7852.

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