Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, 1975

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Mick Jagger, 1975
Reference:FS II. 146
Series:Mick Jagger Portfolio, 1975
Medium:Screenprint on Arches Aquarelle (Rough) Paper
Image Size:43 1/2 in x 29 in (110.5 cm x 74.9 cm)
Sheet Size:43 1/2 in x 29 in (110.5 cm x 74.9 cm)
Framed Size:49 1/4 in x 33 7/8in (125 cm x 86 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 250 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in the lower right margin and Mick Jagger(1943-) in red felt-tip pen in the lower left margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7914

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Mick Jagger 146, 1975 is a portrait as grand in scale as Mick Jagger's influence on rock and roll music. In this eye-catching piece, Warhol creates a fabulously colorful and abstract work profiling his fellow friend, artist, and musician. Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger first met in 1963 and established a lasting relationship that included both personal and artistic endeavors. From designing cover albums to songs, Warhol was ever the talented artist and Jagger sought his unique take on the world for inspiration. With the characteristic flair, that Jagger so adored, Warhol pays tribute to his friend and patron in this stunning portrait. This arresting work perfectly captures the star presence of the rock musician and the remarkable style of the pop artist.

Created in 1975, Andy Warhol Mick Jagger 146 is a screenprint on arches aquarelle (rough) paper from a portfolio of 10 Mick Jagger profiles. Numbered from the edition of 250 in the lower left, this work was printed aside from the 50 Artists Proof’s (AP) and 3 Printers Proof’s (PP). Hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in the lower right, this work is also hand-signed by Mick Jagger (1943-) himself in pen in the lower left. Printed by Alexander Heinrici, New York and published by Seabird Editions, London.

The Andy Warhol Mick Jagger Portfolio:

Andy Warhol’s Mick Jagger screenprint portfolio of 1975 was commissioned by art dealer and collector Richard Ziegler. The series features ten colorful portraits of Mick Jagger, the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, based on photographs taken by various photographers.

Interested in celebrity culture, Warhol had previously created portraits of other famous figures such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. The Mick Jagger series enabled him to further explore conceptually and visually the relationship between music, fame, and art, while simultaneously showcasing his unique style of bright colors and bold lines.

Each print in this series features a different color scheme, with some involving bright pinks and yellows, while others consist of more subdued palettes of blues and greens. The portraits slightly vary from one another, as Warhol plays with contrast and shadows to create a unique interpretation of each image.

This screenprint is part of a portfolio of 10 works Warhol created in 1975 titled Andy Warhol Mick Jagger and are each illustrated and referenced in the catalogue raisonne as FS II 138 to 147. The artworks in the Series include Mick Jagger FS II 138, Mick Jagger FS 139, Mick Jagger FS II 140, Mick Jagger FS II 141, Mick Jagger FS II 142, Mick Jagger FS 143, Mick Jagger FS II 144, Mick Jagger FS II 145, Mick Jagger FS II 146, Mick Jagger FS II 147.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol Mick Jagger 146 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 final 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. Andy Warhol Mick Jagger 146 listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné FS II. 146.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany our Andy Warhol Mick Jagger 146.

About the Framing:
Andy Warhol Mick Jagger 146 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: $76k+ Contemporary Portrait