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Auction: Fine Prints & Photographs Auction
was auctioned on: 22 January 2016
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Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Mick JaggerAndy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Mick Jagger

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000
Price realised:  US$45,510
Lot number 71, Views: 121

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Mick Jagger, from the portfolio Mick Jagger, 1975, edition of 250 plus proofs, printed by Alexander Heinrici New York, published by Seabird Editions, London (Feldman & Schellmann, II.145). Signed "/Andy Warhol" in felt-tip pen l.r., signed "Mick Jagger" in thick felt-tip pen l.l., numbered "87/250" in pencil l.l. Color screenprint on heavy watercolor-style paper, sheet size 43 1/2 x 29 in. (110.5 x 73.6 cm), framed. Condition: Deckled upper and lower edges, minute nick to right edge, floated within the mat, not examined out of frame. Provenance: A private Massachusetts collection. N.B. Celebrity is the human equivalent of commercial consumerism, as we are reminded by The National Inquirer and People magazine. Warhol's visual commentaries on popular culture in the late 1950s and early 1960s made the artist himself into a pop icon. His name has become a household word - a commodity - not unlike Campbell's Soup (see Lot 69A). The choice of The Rolling Stone's lead singer Mick Jagger as a subject continued the trend that Warhol began with personalities like Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Warhol created the concept for The Stone's Sticky Fingers album cover of 1971. In the 1960s and 1970s, album covers were as much art as they were marketing, so it is not surprising that Warhol would be interested in such a task. Instantly recognizable as a strutting bad boy of rock in this 1975 print, Jagger's image is given the now-classic Warhol treatment of screenprinting and color blocking. The print is signed not only by the artist, but by the rock star as well. The inclusion of Jagger's signature hints at the collectability of rock and roll memorabilia.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Skinner
Title: Fine Prints & Photographs Auction
Date of the auction: 22 Jan 2016
Address: Skinner
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02116 Boston, MA
United States
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