Andy Warhol, ‘Mick Jagger (FS II.141)’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Mick Jagger (FS II.141)’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Mick Jagger (FS II.141)’, 1975, Revolver Gallery

Title: Mick Jagger 141
Medium: Screenprint on Arches Aquarelle Paper
Year: 1975
Size: 43 ½” x 29″
Edition: Edition of 250, 50 AP, 3 PP. Signed by Andy Warhol in pencil and by Mick Jagger in felt pen. Portfolio of 10.

Andy Warhol created Mick Jagger 141 in 1975 during the height of his career. Warhol spent a lot of time with Jagger and his family and became very close to them. He grew particularly close to Jagger’s daughter Jade, whom Warhol taught how to paint. Andy is well known for his celebrity portraiture, and this series of Mick Jagger is yet another example what the pop artist was so famous for. The images are based on Polaroid shots Warhol took of Jagger in his studio. He then employed his signature color blocking technique, placing various orange, pink, and green strips in the print in a collage-like fashion. The print is signed by both Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger himself.

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