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Lot 3

Andy Warhol

Mick Jagger

Screenprint
83 × 55.5 cm (32.7 × 21.9 inch)

1418680800

Sold for €300

ADDITIONAL INFO

Artwork description

Signed bottom right, in stone, Andy Warhol

Lot Notes

Warhol was drawn to the glamorous worlds of Hollywood, fashion and celebrity. His interest in pop culture manifested itself early on in his childhood collection of autographed celebrity photographs. Warhol bought and read teen magazines and tabloids to stay current on what was pop, even into adulthood. He carried this interest into his artwork, creating iconic paintings of mega-stars such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. Warhol appropriated images for his portraits from magazines, newspapers or directly from publicity photographs.

Warhol used photographic silkscreen to create his celebrity portraits. This method of printing creates a very precise and defined image and allows the artist to mass-produce a large number of prints with relative ease. Warhol adopted the methods of mass production to make images of pop culture stars that were themselves mass-production.

Warhol particularly liked Jagger’s photogenic, ‘bad-boy’ image and this work is part of a portfolio of ten screenprints of the star produced in 1975. He has incorporated blocks of irregularly shaped colour, which, although printed, appear like collaged fragments of coloured paper. In combining this with hand-drawn elements (also printed), the works appear more expressive than his earlier screenprints. The abstract quality of the blocks of colour shows the development of Warhol’s interest in more non-representational art that was emerging in the 1970s.

ARTIST RESUME

Andy Warhol

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 1928 - New York, USA, 1987

Exhibitions:

Solo (Selection)
  • 2014 - "Warhol Retrospective", Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey (International)
  • 2013 - "Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (International)
  • 2010 - "Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (National)
  • 2010 - "Andy Warhol:The Early Sixties", Basel Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland (International)
  • 2007 - "Andy Warhol Retrospective", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (International)
  • 2007 - "Other voices, Other rooms", The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (International)
  • 2007 - "Silent Spring: Warhol's Endangered Species and Vanishing Animals", Morris Museum, New Jersey (National)
  • 2007 - "Pop Art 1960's - 2000's", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (International)
  • 2006 - "Prints of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back again)", Kampa Museum, Prague, Czech Republic (International)
  • 2006 - "Time Capsule 64", The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA (National)
  • 2001 - "Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Cans", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (National)
  • 1981 - "Andy Warhol: The Shoe Portfolio", Watari Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (International)
  • 1978 - "Andy Warhol: Athletes", Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (International)
  • 1977 - "Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by Andy Warhol from 1962-1976", Pyramid Galleries, Washington, USA (National)
  • 1970 - "Andy Warhol", Tate Gallery, London, UK (International)
  • 1968 - "Andy Warhol", Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden (International)
  • 1966 - "Andy Warhol. Holy Cow! Silver Clouds!! Holy Cow!", Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA (National)
  • 1964 - "Warhol", Ileana Sonnabend Gallery, Paris, France (International)
  • 1963 - "Andy Warhol [Elvis portraits]", Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (National)
  • 1962 - "Andy Warhol [Marilyn Diptych, 100 Soup Cans, 100 Coke Bottles and 100 Dollar Bills]", Stable Gallery, New York, USA (National)
  • 1957 - "A Show of Golden Pictures by Andy Warhol", Bodley Gallery, New York, USA (National)
  • 1952 - "Andy Warhol: Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote", Hugo Gallery, New York, USA (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 1965 - "Pop Art, Nouveau Realisme", Palais des Beaux-Arts. Brussels, Belgium (International)
  • 1963 - "Six Painters and the Object", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (National)
  • 1956 - "Recent Drawings USA", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (National)
  • 1954 - The Loft Gallery, New York, USA (National)

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