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Signed Print Edition of 250
H 110cm x W 73cm
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Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist
Mick Jagger (F. & S. II.147) depicts Rolling Stones lead Mick Jagger in headshot with hands clasped in front of him. For this edition of 250, pop artist Andy Warhol has adapted a polaroid photograph from 1975 with collage and overdrawing. He has highlighted one side of Jagger’s face with yellow, the only use of colour in the otherwise greyscale image. This particular image is striking for Warhol’s use of opaque grey blocks, obstructing Jagger’s hands and part of his hair. The artist has instead drawn in these obstructed features, making them the focus of the composition. Both Warhol and Jagger have signed the bottom of the composition.
The last image of ten in the series Mick Jagger, Mick Jagger (F. & S. II.147) highlights Warhol’s changing style. Although the subject matter of celebrity remains here, Warhol has forgone his vibrant and bold colours of the Marilyn and Jackie days in favour of a subdued colour palate. The Mick Jagger series has since become one of Warhol’s most valuable. Jagger and Warhol first met in 1963 and remained friends until Warhol’s untimely death in 1987. The pair collaborated on the album cover for the Rolling Stone’s 1971 studio album Sticky Fingers.