'Mick Jagger' by Andy Warhol (1975) in high resolution

mick jagger by andy warhol In the 1970's, Warhol did not rely on the found images and significantly expanded his range of topics. He often took his own photographs and and the ‘hand-made’ look became increasingly evident by additions of collage elements using torn cheap graphic Color Aid papers, which were produced in a seemingly endless array of colours. The series of ten screenprints of Mick Jagger, were typical for this change in style and the artist used a selection of ten of his own photos, which he had taken of Jagger.

Warhol met Jagger in 1963 'the Rolling Stones' were not known in the United States. Warhol had designed band's provocative 'Sticky fingers' album cover with its focus on a man’s crotch and a zipper that opened. The album and the design have been huge success and Warhol complained that he had not been paid enough taking into account the millions of copies sold. No doubt with an eye on financial success, Warhol turned to the subject of Mick Jagger, now a celebrity friend and a part of the New York club scene.