Wednesday marked what would have been Andy Warhol’s 86th birthday. In addition to his own masterpieces, the Pop Art legend had a hand in creating some of the music industry’s most celebrated album covers—like The Velvet Underground’s Nico, The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers, Aretha Franklin’s Aretha and countless more. Along the way he picked up many admirers, including David Bowie, who dedicated a song to the iconic artist on his 1971 album Hunky Dory. Warhol reportedly disliked “Andy Warhol” when he heard it, but thankfully it remained and serves as an affectionate homage to the brilliantly bizarre man.
David Bowie: Andy Warhol