Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol met for the first time in 1963, when the Rolling Stones were invited to perform at a birthday party for one of Warhol's models. The two bonded quickly and went on to collaborate artistically.
Many believe Andy Warhol helped the Stones' design their infamous red tongue logo when they formed their record company in 1972. Jagger was greatly impressed with the results of this creative enterprise and went on to commission Warhol to paint several portraits of himself. Using a set of ten photographs of the rocker as a reference, including several he had taken himself, Warhol utilized an assortment of color blocks and hand-drawn lines to capture the essence of Jagger's celebrity and low-key charisma.
Each Mick Jagger screenprint measures approximately 43-1/2" x 29" unframed. The screenprints were printed by Alexander Heinrici, New York on Arches Aquarelle (Rough) paper. They were published by Seabird Editions, London, England in an edition of 250, 50 AP and 3 PP.
All of the screenprints are hand signed by Andy Warhol in pencil the lower right and numbered in pencil in the lower left. Most prints are also signed by Mick Jagger in black, green, or red felt pen.