Mick Jagger smiles for Arthur Steel’s camera, revealing a diamond embedded in his tooth.
Note: Image unearthed January 2013.
Arthur recalls: “I’m a great believer in luck and one day in London I was walking back to the office on Whitefriars Street just off Fleet Street. Unexpectedly, Mick Jagger emerged from a doorway onto the pavement right in front of me. I had two cameras around my neck and so I grabbed the opportunity and politely asked if he would stop for a moment to be photographed. He kindly agreed and I literally took two frames of him against a wall, one headshot showing a diamond embedded in one of his teeth and one three quarter length. Incredibly, he was wearing a white T-shirt with the famous Forty Licks logo on it and to this day I’ve never seen another photograph of him wearing that logo shown in all it’s glory. Another Photographer tried to muscle in and interrupt our shoot but didn’t get shots anywhere near as good as mine. Now that’s what I call lucky.”
Camera: Leica 35mm.
Film stock: Kodak Tri-X Pan.
Location: Whitefriars Street, London.
Date: September, 1977.
Print Type: Fibre-based Harman Galerie FB Digital.
Printed by: Metro Imaging.
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60″ prints / edition of 5
50″ prints / edition of 10
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30″ prints / edition of 30
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Presentation: 12 and 20 inch prints are titled, numbered, signed and carefully enfolded in acid free tissue paper, supplied flat in an acid free 4mm 3-ply box for delivery and storage purposes. The boxes are ideal for gift wrapping. The larger 30, 40, 50 and 60 inch prints are also titled, numbered, signed and carefully enfolded in acid free tissue paper and inserted into a rigid 4mm thick protective cardboard tube for delivery.
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Optional Dry Mounting: Professional Dry Mounting of the larger print sizes can be arranged at an additional cost, the print would then be perfectly flat and ready for framing. However, this makes the overall size very bulky for transporting, so, it may be best for us to send a rolled print directly to your framers and let them carry out the works. You just need to make sure that they are insured as we cannot take responsibility for any damages that may occur.
Certificate of Authenticity: Each print acquired from The Arthur Steel Archive is accompanied by an individually signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Video of Authenticity: Newly printed bespoke prints are further authenticated by way of a short personalised video. Arthur Steel mentions your name on the recording prior to signing. For example, Arthur will say something like: “I’m signing this print of Mick Jagger, edition number 2/20 for Mr. Smith in New York.” For your records, the footage is then sent to you via email.
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Mick Jagger quotes:
“Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.”
“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.”
“I got nasty habits, I take tea at three.”
“I can’t get no satisfaction.”
Biography: Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and a founding member of The Rolling Stones. Jagger gained much press notoriety for admitted drug use and romantic involvements and was often portrayed as a counterculture figure. In the late 1960s Jagger began acting in films (starting with Performance and Ned Kelly), to mixed reception. In 1985, Jagger released his first solo album, She’s the Boss, and was knighted in 2003. In early 2009, he joined the eclectic supergroup SuperHeavy.
Jagger’s career has spanned over fifty years. His performance style has been said to have “opened up definitions of gendered masculinity and so laid the foundations for self-invention and sexual plasticity which are now an integral part of contemporary youth culture”. Allmusic has described Jagger as “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll”. His distinctive voice and performance, along with Keith Richards’ guitar style, have been the trademark of The Rolling Stones throughout the career of the band.