Phoenix, AZ, US
Artist: Andy Warhol (American, 1928 – 1987).
Title: “Mick Jagger Suite (first edition) [the complete “first edition” set of 10 (unsigned) announcement cards in the original printed folder – a “mini portfolio” – Marechal, Section 7c, no.33A]”.
Medium: Color offset lithographs.
Date: Composed 1975.
Dimensions: Overall size: 6 1/16 x 4 in. (154 x 102 mm).
Lot Note(s): Neither signed in the plate nor in marker. Edition limited, quantity unknown, possibly c.800. Cream smooth wove paper. The full sheets. Strong, bright colors. Fine condition; each card numbered consecutively from one to ten, verso. Literature/catalogue raisonne: Paul Marechal, “Andy Warhol Ephemera…Catalogue Raisonne, 1950-1987.” Lyon, France: Les amis du Musee de l’Imprimerie, 2018, Section 8c, no.33A; cf. Feldman/Schellmann II.138-147. Provenance: Private collection, Sweden, thence to our consignor. Comment(s): Our example, the first edition, is much scarcer than the second. As to value, an unsigned example of the second edition sold for $17,156 (€12,500) at Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 12/7/2013, lot #849. The first edition is neither signed nor numbered in the plate and is 1/16″ shorter in height than the second. The second is signed in the plate both by Warhol and Jagger and is numbered in the plate 2/250. Regarding the first edition, apparently the Castelli staff took photographs of the screenprints before Warhol and Jagger signed them and sent them to the printer. Realizing the mistake, the print run was halted and the portfolios never released to the public. The second edition was printed later after the actual screenprints had been signed, the photographs taken by Warhol himself. Co-published by Multiples Inc., New York, and Castelli Graphics, New York. Based on Warhol’s portfolio of 10 color screenprints of Mick Jagger from 1975. Images copyright © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. [28957-1-1600]
Fine condition; each card numbered consecutively from one to ten, verso