Mick Jagger, 1975
Screen print on Arches Aquarelle (Rough) Paper
43.5 in. x 29 in. / 110.5 cm. x 73.7 cm.
Edition 246 of 250
Signed by both Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger
Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger met in 1964 in New York when Jagger and the Rolling Stones were still relatively unknown in the United States. In 1971, an artistic friendship began when Warhol was invited to design the band’s album cover for Sticky Fingers. The image chosen was provocative, showcasing a man’s crotch and a zipper that opened. Despite its taboo quality, the album cover became an iconic art piece, contributing to the album’s notoriety and arguably to its commercial success. Warhol was fascinated by Jagger’s celebrity status and decided to create a portfolio of screen prints featuring the iconic rock ‘n roll star, titled Mick Jagger.
Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. His omnivorous curiosity resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and, most importantly, contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture. What is not widely known about Warhol is that the sale of his works has raised millions of dollars for amfAR. But his support of amfAR is not solely demonstrated by the donation of his works—in 1986, Warhol hosted one of amfAR’s earliest fundraising events at the New York Academy of Art.
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