Title: Mick Jagger 139
Medium: Screen Print
Size: 43 x 29 in (109.2 x 73.7 cm)
Additional Information: Hand signed by Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol is best known for helping to cultivate the pop art movement, giving it a grounding in celebrity and mass consumer culture throughout the 1960s and 70s. He is widely remembered for his vibrant portraits of Marilyn Monroe, his iconic Campbell’s Soup Canpaintings, and the notorious parties he hosted at Studio 54, attended by socialites and celebrities including Bianca Jagger and Edie Sedgwick.
Being in the celebrity scene, Warhol and artist Mick Jagger grew a friendship as both were at the top of their fame in the early 70’s. Warhol had met Jagger in 1963 when the band the Rolling Stones were not well known in the United States. Warhol had designed the band’s provocative album cover Sticky Fingers. The album and the design proved to be a huge success and Warhol, ever keen to make money, lamented that he had not been paid enough given the millions of copies that sold. No doubt with an eye for financial success, Warhol turned to the subject of Mick Jagger, now a celebrity friend and part of the New York club scene.
To this day, Warhol remains one of the most influential and controversial artists of all time, and his original pieces remain to be sought after by collectors around the world.