Sale: 529 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 153

 

153
Andy Warhol
Mick Jagger, 1975.
Silkscreen in colors
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 69,600
Sold:
€ 131,250 / $ 152.250

(incl. surcharge)
Mick Jagger. 1975.
Silkscreen in colors.
Feldman/Schellmann/Defendi II.142. Signed and numbered and with Mick Jagger's signature. From an edition of 250 copies. 111 x 73.5 cm (43.7 x 28.9 in), size of sheet.
Published by Seabird Editions, London (verso with the stamp). Printed by Alexander Heinrici, New York.
• Art & cult: Andy Warhol's colorful portraits are epitome's of Pop art.
Mick Jagger was one of Warhol's favorite motifs, next to Marilyn Monroe, he was the most-portrayed celebrity.
• Warhol's enormously large oeuvre comprises paintings and silkscreens that have one thing in common: repetitive, highly recognizable motifs from popular culture with flat colorful surfaces
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PROVENANCE: New York art trade.
Private collection London/Spain (for at least 30 years).

In the summer of 1975, Mick Jagger and his wife Bianca rented Warhol's home on Long Island. Warhol took advantage of this circumstance and produced numerous photographs of Mick Jagger showing him shirtless in a variety of moods. By using his own snapshots for the resulting graphic portraits, Warhol eliminated a defining moment in his earlier work. From this he created portfolios consisting of ten different portraits, for which he used a new technique for the first time: a combination of photo, collage and graphic line. Like stripes of paper, he lays colored areas over the actual representation and thus creates effective and flirtatious representations of the musician. In addition to the Marilyn Monroe series, the depictions of Mick Jagger from the mid-1970s are among Andy Warhol's most famous portrait depictions. The frontman of the "Rolling Stones", founded in 1962, who at that time had already gone on numerous tours through the USA and Europe, achieving worldwide fame not only through their progressive music but also through their provocative stage shows, was regarded a symbol of freedom that defies social conventions. The eccentric Warhol, who himself had found his trademark since the 1960s with a white-blond wig and black sunglasses, must have recognized a kind of eccentric alter ego in Mick Jagger, which inspired him to create epochal portraits. A special feature is the signature of the musician on some of the prints. Not only the "painter" but also his model are immortalized in these works. [SM]



153
Andy Warhol
Mick Jagger, 1975.
Silkscreen in colors
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 69,600
Sold:
€ 131,250 / $ 152.250

(incl. surcharge)