Mick Jagger (FS II.146)
MICK JAGGER 146
Mick Jagger 146 was painted while he was at the height of fame.Warhol spent a lot of time with Jagger and his wife Bianca. He was was closest to their Jagger’s daughter, Jade, whom Andy taught how to paint. He produced this screenprint of Mick Jagger as part of a portfolio of 10 in 1975.
MICK JAGGER 146 AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK
Andy and Jagger first met in 1963. Warhol was spent a lot of time with Jagger and his wife Bianca, but was closest to their daughter, Jade, whom Andy remembers teaching to paint. Over the years the artistically inclined Jagger kept tabs on the musically inclined Warhol. Mick was such an admirer, that in 1972 when the Stones formed their own record company, they tapped Andy to design their logo. With characteristic flair Andy came up with the stylized Jagger mouth and tongue that would grace all their albums. Andy also designed the infamous cover for that year’s release, Sticky Fingers – a cover shot of Jagger from the hips down, in skin tight jeans, with a fully working zippered crotch! Andy remembers – “Mick Jagger really put Montauk on the map. All the motels were overflowing with groupies. Two girls with no hair and black cats on leashes followed them all the way to Montauk. Mr. Winters – the caretaker of the estate – found them hiding in the bushes!”