Keith Richards, NYC, 1972
- medium Silkscreen on 2ply Rising Museum Board
- edition 23/50
- size 40.00w x 50.00h in
- created 2014
COA: This work comes with a certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary
Published & Printed by: Gary Lichtenstein Editions
Bob Gruen’s photograph of Mick Jagger was taken at the highly acclaimed Rolling Stones American Tour 1972, also known as the “Stones Touring Party”, on the first of three closing nights at Madison Square Garden. For this show the Stones had a specially built lighting rig with powerful “super trooper” spotlights onstage shining upwards towards mirrors that reflected the light back down on the band. The highlights caused by this effect are adorned on this screenprint in diamond dust adding a tangible radiance and reflective surface to the piece.
This limited edition silkscreen was created in collaboration between Bob Gruen and master screenprinter Gary Lichtenstein. Known for his distinctive use of color, reflection, and light absorption, Lichtenstein’s experimental work is part of permanent collections of museums around the country. The print’s original photograph features both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards together on stage and was cropped to highlight each artist individually during Gruen and Lichtenstein’s collaborative process.