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Sticky Fingers

  • Object:

    Record

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (possibly, published)

  • Date:

    1971 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Warhol, Andy, born 1928 - died 1987 (designer)
    Rolling Stones Records (record label)
    The Rolling Stones (band)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour print (probably offset lithograph) on card, with metal zip; Vinyl record with colour print (probably offset lithograph) print paper labels; Die cut paper with glued clear plastic inner

  • Museum number:

    E.581-1985

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 38

Physical description

'Sticky Fingers' album recorded by the Rolling Stones: 12" long-playing vinyl record, paper inner-sleeve and cardboard cover sleeve.

The front of the cardboard cover sleeve shows a black and white image of the crotch of a man wearing a pair of jeans, with a real zip attached to the appropriate place of the design. It is lettered on the front with the band name and album title in the style of a red rubber stamp. The (clothed) backside of the same man is depicted on the back of the cover.

The vinyl record has yellow central labels that are lettered with the band name, album title, tracklisting etc. and the Rolling Stones' 'lip and tongue' logo.

The white paper inner-sleeve has a die cut circle in the centre and has a clear plastic inner glued into it.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (possibly, published)

Date

1971 (published)

Artist/maker

Warhol, Andy, born 1928 - died 1987 (designer)
Rolling Stones Records (record label)
The Rolling Stones (band)

Materials and Techniques

Colour print (probably offset lithograph) on card, with metal zip; Vinyl record with colour print (probably offset lithograph) print paper labels; Die cut paper with glued clear plastic inner

Marks and inscriptions

'THE / ROLLING STONES / STICKY FINGERS'
Lettered on the front in the style of two red rubber stamps.

Rolling Stones 'tongue and lip' logo is in the bottom-right corner of the back of the sleeve.

'THE ROLLING STONES STICKY FINGERS COC 59100'
Lettered along spine of cover sleeve.

The centre labels of the vinyl record are lettered with: the band name and album title in a similar manner to the cover sleeve; the tracklisting; 'tongue and lip' logo; copywrite information, publication date and the Rolling Stones records catalogue number 'COC 59100'.

The paper inner-sleeve is lettered in blue with a suffocation warning, a British Patent number, 'MADE IN ENGLAND' and '4913 000 15801 4[?] 12'.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.1 cm vinyl record, Height: 30.2 cm inner-sleeve, Width: 30.7 cm inner-sleeve, Height: 31.4 cm cover sleeve, Width: 31.4 cm cover sleeve

Descriptive line

'Sticky Fingers' album recorded by the Rolling Stones: 12" long-playing vinyl record, paper inner-sleeve and cardboard cover sleeve. The cardboard cover sleeve was designed by Andy Warhol and shows a black and white image of the crotch of a man wearing a pair of jeans, with a real zip attached to the appropriate place of the design. Issued by Rolling Stones records, Netherlands(?), 1971.

Materials

Card; Paper; Plastic; Metal

Techniques

Colour printing

Subjects depicted

Jeans; Zip

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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