Andy Warhol

Mick Jagger (F&S II 140)
Screenprint
43 x 29 in
Screenprint in colors, on Arches Aquarelle paper, the full sheet. S. 43 1/2 x 28 7/8 in. (110.5 x 73.3 cm) Signed and numbered 6/250 in pencil, also signed by Mick Jagger in blue ink (there were also 50 artist's proofs), published by Seabird Editions, London (with their copyright inkstamp on the reverse). The collaboration between artist and musician for this series of ten screenprints melded perfectly with his obsession with celebrity icons as subject matter. Warhol had met Jagger in 1963 when the Rolling Stones were not well known in the United States. Andy Warhol particularly liked Jagger’s photogenic, ‘bad-boy’ image and had designed the band’s provocative album cover Sticky Fingers with its focus on a man’s crotch and a zipper that opened. By the 1970s, they were friends and frequenters of the New York club scene. By that time, Warhol no longer relied on found imagery but rather, preferred to take his own photographs. At this time, Warhol was experimenting with the ‘hand-made’ look by additions of collage elements using torn cheap graphic Color Aid papers, which were produced in a seemingly endless array of colors. The collaboration, works so well because it manages to capture the essence of both parties involved. Warhol and Jagger were both shrewd businessmen and further increased the value of each screenprint by both autographing the prints.
Mick Jagger (F&S II 140)
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Screenprint
Andy Warhol
Artist
Mick Jagger (F&S II 140) by Andy Warhol