Mick Jagger 147 was created while Warhol was at the height of fame. Warhol spent a lot of time with Jagger and his then wife Bianca. He was was closest to their daughter, Jade, whom Andy taught how to paint. He produced this screenprint of Mick Jagger as part of a portfolio of 10 in 1975. Most prints in the series feature Warhol’s signature in pencil as well as Mick Jagger’s signature in felt pen. The Mick Jagger portfolio is distinctive in its collage style, particularly in Mick Jagger 147. This print features Jagger’s black and white portrait, accented by diamond dust hair and a deep orange section over the face.
Mick Jagger 147 by Andy Warhol as Part of His Larger Body of Work
This Mick Jagger print is one of several pieces that Warhol did depicting the singer. In 1969, The Rolling Stones approached Warhol and asked him to design the sleeve for their ninth studio album Sticky Fingers. Warhol agreed and received a letter from Mick Jagger that included a polite warning not to make the cover too complex to avoid problems during production. Warhol ignored Jagger’s warning and went on to produce an unforgettable cover that featured a close-up shot of actor and Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandros from the waist down.