Male Torso
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Male Torso 1956
  • Artist Rooms
This linear drawing can be seen as anticipating one of Warhol’s most famous designs for an album cover – 'Sticky Fingers' by The Rolling Stones. Warhol was both a big fan and friends with the British rock band and went on to create a series of prints for a portfolio of portraits of lead singer Mick Jagger. This drawing, like the album cover, is overtly suggestive. The fly of the model’s jeans appears to be open with his hand casually resting in his pocket.

Glossary Open


A group of art works, by one or more artists, issued or housed together in a portfolio case. This often applies to photographs or prints, and portfolios often include a title page or introductory text. The term is also used to describe a group of works which exemplify an artist's work overall.


An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.

Portfolio, Print


  • Acc. No. AR00269
  • Medium Ink on paper
  • Size 42.50 x 34.50 cm
  • Credit 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