Mick Jagger in Japan (1988)
About this artwork
This poster incorporates a portrait print of Mick Jagger by Warhol to advertise a series of concerts he played in Japan in 1988. Warhol particularly liked Jagger’s photogenic, ‘bad-boy’ image and this illustration was part of a portfolio of ten screenprints of the star originally produced in 1975. Warhol has incorporated irregularly shaped blocks of colour, which, although printed, appear like collaged fragments of coloured paper. In combining this with hand-drawn elements (also printed), the work appears more expressive than his earlier screenprints. The abstract quality of the blocks of colour shows the development of Warhol’s interest in more non-representational art that was emerging in the 1970s. This poster dates from 1988, a year after Warhol died.
- title: Mick Jagger in Japan
- accession number: AR00463
- artist: Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
- gallery: In Storage
- object type: Work on paper
- materials: Screenprint on paper
- date created: 1988
- measurements: 103.00 x 72.60 cm (111.00 x 81.00 x 3.80 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.