Andy Warhol’s Mick Jagger (F. & S. II.138) depicts the Rolling Stones lead singer and rock star Mick Jagger in three-quarters portrait. To create the screen print, Warhol layered a photograph of Jagger with his own drawn in outlines to define nose, eye, and body, and green and gray colour blocks over his face. From an edition of 250, this 1975 print on Arches Aquarelle paper features the signature of Warhol at the bottom right and of Jagger at the bottom left.
Mick Jagger (F. & S. II.138) comes from the larger portfolio Mick Jagger. Warhol captured the rock star with several polaroid photos while Jagger stayed at his Montauk estate. In producing this portfolio of ten screen prints from the portraits, Warhol created one of his most valuable series at the peak of his and Jagger’s fame. This edition notably emphasizes Jagger’s eye with outlining rather than his famous lips. The pair met in 1963 and subsequently collaborated on the Rolling Stones’ 1971 album, for which Warhol designed the cover. The Mick Jagger series could be described as the pinnacle of Warhol’s obsession with celebrity, produced at the height of the Rolling Stones’ fame and featuring the signature of Jagger in addition to his own, proclaiming celebrity as author of his own image.