#AndyWarhol capitalized on #MickJagger’s international popularity and rock and roll reputation by creating the Mick Jagger series in his iconic Pop style. The series is an obvious reflection of #Warhol’s growing interest in photography, collage, and draftsmanship signaled by the incorporation of hand-drawn elements and large irregular blocks of color that recall cut shapes of colored paper. Warhol first photographed Jagger with his Polaroid camera before converting the photographs into screenprints which he would then enhance with additional elements of line and color to evoke a specific mood. The finished result is a vignette of each of Jagger’s distinct personas: tough, aggressive, happy, seductive, moody. Since Warhol would get paid thousands of dollars for commissioned portraits of celebrities, it is significant that he devoted an entire series to Jagger as a lone subject. .
After Warhol’s death in 1987 Jagger praised the artist’s legacy saying:
“The thing that he seemed to be able to do was to capture society, whatever part of it he wanted to portray, pretty accurately. That’s one of the things artists do, is show people later on what it was like. If you want to be reminded of a certain period, you can look at what Andy was doing then. He was very much in tune with what was going on. Of course, he was criticized for that, for being sort of trendy. But I think some people’s great forte is being so in touch.”
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
JAGGER FS II.142 (1975)
Size: 43x29 INCHES. Screenprint in colors, 1975, on Arches Aquarelle, signed in felt-tip pen by the artist and Mick Jagger, numbered edition of 250 (there were also 50 artist's proofs), published by Seabird Editions, London, with their copyright inkstamp on the reverse, the full sheet, generally in good condition. Available from RRFA. PRICING ON REQUEST. .
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