Mick Jagger (1975)
About this artwork
In 1975 Warhol produced a portfolio of ten screenprints of Mick Jagger, the lead singer of British rock band the Rolling Stones. In conjunction with this Warhol produced a series of drawings and collages based on photographic images. This work was almost certainly produced by projecting the original photograph on to a sheet of paper then drawing around the outline in pencil. In several of the other works he also incorporated torn coloured paper, creating shapes of colour like he did with ink during the screenprinting process. Jagger’s floppy hair and good looks combined with the Stone’s bad boy image certainly appealed to Warhol’s sensibilities.
- title: Mick Jagger
- accession number: AR00593
- artist: Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
- gallery: In Storage
- object type: Work on paper
- materials: Graphite on paper
- date created: 1975
- measurements: 103.00 x 70.00 cm
- credit line: ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
- copyright: © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2016.
Andy Warhol was born 'Andrew Warhola' to Slovakian immigrant parents living in Pittsburgh in America. Warhol's subject matter was taken from popular culture, in the form of advertising, comics, magazines and packaging. He was able to produce his works quickly by transferring images onto canvas or paper through photography and screenprinting, sometimes with the help of assistants. Warhol stated that he wanted to make works that showed no trace of having been produced by hand. His interest in mass production reflected the fast-developing consumer culture he recognised in America. His New York studio, 'The Factory,' became a popular meeting place for artists, drop-outs, celebrities and bands.