Andy Warhol, ‘Mick Jagger II 143’, 1975, Revolver Gallery

Title: Mick Jagger (Red Lips) (FS II.143)
Medium: Screenprint on Arches Aquarelle paper.
Year: 1975
Size: 43 1/2″ x 29″
Edition: Edition of 250.

MICK JAGGER (RED LIPS) (FS II.143)

Mick Jagger (Red Lips) (FS II.143) was created while he was at the height of Jagger’s fame. Warhol spent a lot of time with Jagger and his wife Bianca. He was was closest to their Jagger’s daughter, Jade, whom Andy taught how to paint. He produced this screenprint of Mick Jagger as part of a portfolio of 10 in 1975.

MICK JAGGER (RED LIPS) (FS II.143) AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK

Warhol and Jagger first met in 1963. Warhol spent a lot of time with Jagger and his wife Bianca, but was closest to their daughter, Jade, whom Andy fondly remembered teaching to paint. Over the years the artistically inclined Jagger kept tabs on the musically inclined Warhol. Mick was such an admirer, that in 1972 when the Stones formed their own record company, they tapped Andy to design their logo. With characteristic flair Andy came up with the stylized Jagger mouth and tongue that would grace all their albums. Andy also designed the infamous cover for that year’s release, Sticky Fingers – a cover shot of Jagger from the hips down, in skin tight jeans, with a fully working zippered crotch! Andy remembers – “Mick Jagger really put Montauk on the map. All the motels were overflowing with groupies. Two girls with no hair and black cats on leashes followed them all the way to Montauk. Mr. Winters – the caretaker of the estate – found them hiding in the bushes!”

Signature: Unsigned.

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

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