Andy Warhol, ‘Mick Jagger (FS II.138)’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Mick Jagger (FS II.138)’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Mick Jagger (FS II.138)’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Mick Jagger (FS II.138)’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Mick Jagger (FS II.138)’, 1975, Revolver Gallery

Title: Mick Jagger 138
Medium: Screenprint on Arches Aquarelle paper.
Year: 1975
Size: 43 1/2″ x 29″
Edition: Edition of 250. Portfolio of 10.

Andy Warhol created his Mick Jagger portfolio while Warhol was at the height of fame in 1975. As a part of the Glitterati, Warhol spent a great deal of time with Jagger and his wife Bianca. Warhol and Jagger became close friends who respected each other’s work. For this series Jagger posed for Polaroids in Warhol’s studio. Warhol then made his iconic screenprints from the photo shoot. Employing his iconic color blocking technique, Warhol used more subdue colors rather than the neon colors he is known for. Collectors enjoy this portfolio for the iconic subject matter of the Rolling Stones front man but also for the subtle use of color that compliments the images throughout the series. Mick Jagger 138 features a font facing Jagger that casually has his hand resting on his shoulder and staring nonchalantly into the camera. Warhol compliments the image with blocks of blue and silver. This image is signed by both Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger along the bottom.

Signature: Signed in pencil lower right and numbered in pencil lower left. Signed in felt pen by Mick Jagger.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York