Mick Jagger. 1975. Silkscreen in colors. Feldman/Schellmann/Defendi II.141. Signed and numbered. Also signed by Mick Jagger. From an edition of 250 copies. On structured paper by Arches (without watermark). 99 x 73.5 cm (38.9 x 28.9 in). Sheet: 111 x 73,7 cm (43,7 x 28,9 in). Printed by Alexander Heinrici, New York. Published by Seabird Editions, London (verso with copyright stamp). [EH].
Being icons of American consumerism, stars are advertised in public like industrial products. Warhol based his 'Mick Jagger' sheets on his own photographs and combined them with graphic elements and collage effects. Just as it is the case with other portraits by Warhol, they have an aura comparable with that of icons. Images that stay in mind. When making the 'Mick Jagger' portfolio, the artist had applied the collage technique– placing color fields like paper strips over the actual image– to silkscreen for a short time only. For the first time ever he combined photos, collage and graphic line in the print templates.