Andy Warhol, ‘Mick Jagger (FS II.145) ’, 1975, Revolver Gallery

Title: Mick Jagger 145
Medium: Screenprint on Arches Aquarelle (Rough) Paper
Size: 43 ½” x 29”
Year: 1975
Details: Edition of 250, signed and numbered in pencil lower left; some signed in felt pen. Most prints are also signed by Mick Jagger in felt pen.

Andy Warhol created Mick Jagger 145 for his 1975 portfolio of ten screenprints featuring the infamous rock star. The image is based on a Polaroid photograph that Warhol took of Mick Jagger in his studio. Warhol layered the image in a collage-like style with scraps of green, purple, grey, and black paper. In Mick Jagger 145, the star is standing to the side with his turned straight toward the camera, as if he making eye contact with the viewer. Andy Warhol, who is known for his celebrity portraits and obsession with fame, created Mick Jagger 145 at the height of his fame.

Series: Mick Jagger 1975

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right; some signed in felt pen. Most prints are also signed by Mick Jagger in felt pen.

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States