The Independent reports that Bonhams will be auctioning off the image from the 1969 album’s record sleeve for an estimated price of £30,000-£40,000 (about $47,000-$62,600). Keith Richards commissioned his friend, Robert Brownjohn, to design the cover. It features what always looked to us like a fairly inedible cake with figurines of the band resting atop it. The cake was created by Delia Smith, an English cook and television personality.
Ms. Smith told the paper: “They wanted it to be very over-the-top and as gaudy as I could make it.”
We tell you art, reader. It’s just a bid away.