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

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Mick Jagger in Japan 1988
  • Artist Rooms
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.

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Abstract art

Art in which there is no attempt to represent anything existing in the world, particularly used of the 20th century onwards. ‘Abstraction’ refers to the process of making images that may in part derive from the visible world but which are reduced to basic formal elements.


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.


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.


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.

Abstract art, Collage, Portfolio, Screenprint


  • Acc. No. AR00463
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 103.00 x 72.60 cm (111.00 x 81.00 x 3.80 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