Mick Jagger, 1975
This Mick Jagger is a 43 ½” x 29” screen print on Arches Aquarelle paper, with exceptionally strong signatures by both Andy Warhol on the lower right and by the iconic Mick Jagger on the lower left. It is an unusually rare unique limited edition separate from the original 250, with the words “Merry Christmas Bob Dennison” written on the reverse. It was gifted directly from Bob Dennison to Jane Holzer, from whom it was sourced.
This Jagger portrait originates from the personal collection of Warhol collector and superstar, "Baby" Jane Holzer. Appraised by a member of the International Society of Appraisers, a world leader in fine art appraisal, this exceptional piece of art pays homage to the enduring alliance between Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol.
Mick Jagger indexed price history (2011—2022)
Andy Warhol shared a unique bond with Mick Jagger. The two met in the 1960s and forged a close friendship, leading to Warhol designing the album cover for the Rolling Stones' 1971 release, "Sticky Fingers." Their camaraderie reached new heights in 1975 when Warhol created a series of 10 stunning portraits of Jagger. Each portrait in the series is part of an edition of 250, with an additional 50 artist proofs. Our offering, FS 141, is a highly sought- after print from the series, an artist proof signed by both Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger.
To create these arresting portraits, Warhol photographed Jagger and transformed the images into screen prints. Employing his meticulous process, Warhol added each layer of color separately, culminating in a collection of vibrant depictions of the legendary rock star. Warhol and Jagger's relationship extended beyond this singular artwork; they were close friends who shared mutual admiration. Warhol frequented the Stones' concerts, and Jagger often visited Warhol's studio to observe his creative process. Their collaborations included a short film called "Vinyl."
The Jagger portrait stands as a testament to their powerful friendship and pop art's ability to encapsulate the essence of an individual or moment.The Jagger portrait is part of Freeport's inaugural collection, featuring pop culture icons through Andy Warhol's distinct lens. Alongside "Rebel Without a Cause," "Marilyn," and "Double Mickey Mouse," Jagger narrates the rich tapestry of the most influential pop culture symbols during Warhol's lifetime.