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

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Mick Jagger 1975
  • Artist Rooms
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.

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Collage

An image constructed from found materials, such as photographs, paper or fabric, glued to a surface, sometimes with additional painted or drawn elements. It is an art form particularly associated with Dada and Surrealism.

Portfolio

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.

Screenprint

A print made by forcing ink through a screen on which a stencil is placed. Traditionally used for commercial printing, it has been taken up by artists since the 1960s when it was used extensively in Pop art.

Collage, Portfolio, Screenprint

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00593
  • Medium Graphite on paper
  • Size 103.00 x 70.00 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