A limited edition silkscreen on Arches Aquarelle paper titled Mick Jagger (F/S II 146) by Pop artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is number 5 in an edition of 250, created in 1975. The work is signed by the artist in pencil to the lower right and by Mick Jagger in black felt pen to the lower left. This print is from the portfolio published by Seabird, London and printed by Alexander Hedinrici, New York (mark on verso). The work can be found in the Feldman & Schellman Catalogue Raisonne (1962-1987) II. 146. This Jagger print features his image, head and chest straight on, the right half of his face is drawn with a field of brown and field of black on his chest. The print is presented behind glass in a silver tone frame with white matting; ready to hang.
Warhol, born Andrew Warhola Jr., was a prominent figure in the Pop art movement. His fascination with celebrity culture and status is most evident through his silkscreens of musicians, athletes, actors, and politicians. His portraits are iconic and helped to create Warhol as a celebrity artist. While he is most famous for his silkscreens, his career spans a variety of media including, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, film, and music.
Warhol met Stone’s frontman Mick Jagger in 1963, but it wasn’t until 1972 that they had a professional relationship. Warhol designed the logo, Jagger’s mouth and tongue, for the newly formed Stones record label. That year Warhol also designed the cover for the “Sticky Fingers” album, an image of Jagger from waist down with a full functional zipper.
Printer Alexander Heinrici, responsible for the production of the Ladies and Gentlemen series as well as Jagger, was the first individual printer Warhol used after using publishing companies. He was Warhol’s primary printer from 1974-1976.
- condition consistent with age. Some craquelure to white ink, as well as minor discoloration to the paper at the edge of white inked areas.
- frame measured above.
Paper measures 28.5" W x 43.5" H.