Thursday, June 30, 2011

Warhol print, how he did it and upcoming tour


- It's Random Photo Thursday, which I kind of like, because it gives me an opportunity to scroll through so many photos - a little trip down memory lane. This photo of a screenprint collage of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol was taken at the Warhol exhibition at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center when I was there for a work visit last year.

- In 1975, Warhol produced a portfolio of ten screenprints of Jagger. In conjunction with this, Warhol produced a series of drawings and collages based on photographic images. It is said that this work was almost certainly produced by projecting the original photograph on to a sheet of paper, then drawing around the outline in pencil. This version also included torn colored paper, creating shapes of color.

- I saw that the Stones are going to have a 50th anniversary concert tour in 2012 - probably their last one. Wish I could go to that! People seem to love them or hate them. I love them. :)

12 comments:

Louvregirl said...

Hey Lynn~ I cannot believe that they are 'still' up for a tour and together for a concert. I like (some) of their music.
I can't get no...
Are you going to try and to see them? Check out my post on 'organs or?' from late last night; I have to take the car in this A.M. so I won't be on-line and had to post last night.
Have a great and a good day Lynn (!) and I'll check back later...

ileana said...

I love the Stones, especially Mick Jagger. He really knows how to rock it at a ripe old age! :)

As for Warhol, I love him, too! He always said "art is what you can get away with," which I never liked, but he's right. lol

happygirl said...

I love the Stones, but I really can't take watching those old guys on the stage. I'd rather remember them as they were when they were young and high. And, I love that the art was done as a tracing of a projected image. Maybe I could be an artist, too. :)

Granny Annie said...

I do like Warhol in a strange kind of distant way. Never have been a Rolling Stones fan. Don't know why. The best "elderly" entertainer still at it in my opinion is Tina Turner.

Sparkling Red said...

I was never much of a Rolling Stones fan, until just recently when I heard an interview with Keith Richards on NPR. I don't know exactly what was said that changed my perspective, but something about the new context in which I heard the music made me like it way more.

Lynn said...

lg -

I have never seen the Stones perform live, although I'd like to. If they come to the southeast, I'll definitely check on ticket prices. Exhorbitant (sp), I imagine.

Ily -

Mick still knows how to rock it - you are right.

That Warhol exhibit was great because I had it to myself. I was there for some work and they left me to my own devices for a little while - not sure if I was supposed to be photographing those prints or not. :)

happygirl -

David Letterman made a joke about an upcoming Stones tour several years ago, saying they should call it the "Van load of grandpas" tour. :) I kind of like it that they are all grandfathers, but still rocking.

Yes - you could definitely do that. I have a friend who does lovely drawings by projecting photographs onto paper taped to the wall and he essentially traces.

Granny Annie -

Tina is amazing. I love watching her perform.

Sparkling Red -

I actually heard that same interview - I loved how he kept calling the interviewer "darling." :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I fall into the disliking the Stones category, but my partner loves them.

I love Andy Warhol though, and I think his work is amazing.

Riot Kitty said...

I love Andy Warhol and the Stones.

Cloudia said...

A very distinctive Warhola :)



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Lynn said...

Joe -

I loved this exhibit. Warhol really did capture lots of celebrities. Another favorite in the exhibit was John Wayne.

Riot Kitty -

Me, too!

Cloudia -

I like how there are about three different drawing treatments of the face if you look at it carefully.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Thanks for showing this print- Love Andy's work! Even if it was dome with a Light-tracer. I'd like that concert, having never seen them live. Of course I like the tunes!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Me, too - love the Stones.