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Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger 146 (1975)

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Mick Jagger 146 (1975)
Reference:FS IIB.146
Series:Mick Jagger Portfolio,1975
Medium:Color Screenprint on Arches Aquarelle (rough) paper
Image:43.5 in x 29 in (110.5 cm x 73.7 cm)
Sheet:43.5 in x 29 in (110.5 cm x 73.7 cm)
ID #w-6926

Historical Description

Andy Warhol’s Mick Jagger 146 (1975) is a confrontational image of the Pop icon from Andy Warhol’s Mick Jagger portfolio. Warhol has split his face directly in half; one half of his face has been taken from a photograph, while the other has been hand-drawn in a simplistic style. Warhol’s Mick Jagger 146 draws a dichotomy between photography and drawing, embodying the relationship between the two forms. An angular patch of gold cuts into his face, cutting into the grayscale image and the tension between the two halves. Warhol’s Mick Jagger 146’s portrayal of Jagger, as part of Andy Warhol’s Mick Jagger portfolio, challenges the viewer, encapsulating Jagger’s iconic “bad-boy” energy.

Andy Warhol’s Mick Jagger portfolio was created in 1975, just over ten years after Warhol and Jagger’s first meeting in New York in 1964. This was not their first creative collaboration; the two became close when Warhol designed the album cover of the Rolling Stones’s Sticky Fingers in 1971. The Mick Jagger portfolio is comprised of 10 screenprints, each based off an expressive and evocative image Warhol took of Jagger. Warhol’s choice to combine photography, drawing, and color-blocking is provocative, draws on the emergence of non-representational and mixed media forms in the 1970s. At this point in his career, celebrities were shelling out $25,000 to get portraits in Warhol’s Pop Art style and Jagger’s fame was at its height. Capitalizing on this moment, Andy Warhol’s Mick Jagger portfolio makes a strong statement about the commodification of their own fame.

Created in 1975, Andy Warhol’s Mick Jagger 146 is a color screenprint on Arches Aquarelle (rough) paper, and is signed by the artist in pencil in the lower right. Most of the prints are also signed in black, green, or red by Mick Jagger. It is a unique work of an edition of 250, 50 AP, 3 PP, published by Seabird Editions, London England, and printed by Alexander Heinrici, New York.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger 146, from Mick Jagger portfolio (1975), is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962 – 1987, 4th Ed. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2003.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, artist name title, year is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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