by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1967
4 5/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (118 mm x 187 mm)
Given by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1972
Sitterback to top
- Sir Michael Philip ('Mick') Jagger (1943-), Singer and composer; lead vocalist for the Rolling Stones. Sitter in 67 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist or producer associated with 1112 portraits, Sitter associated with 361 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The Gallery's holdings of portraits of Mick Jagger, began with this gift from Cecil Beaton of his portrait of Jagger taken in Morocco in 1967. Beaton wrote in his diary: 'At last an opportunity to photograph one of the most elusive people, whom I admire and am fascinated by, not determined whether he is beautiful or hideous.' Beaton added: 'Mick talked of the struggles to success...and now it had come...He would like a house somewhere with thirty acres. They'd worked so hard.' (Beaton in the Sixties: More Unexpurgated Diaries, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003)
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Events of 1967back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson decides to devalue the pound by nearly 15% in order to ' break out from the straitjacket' of boom and bust economics. The decision was controversial and prompted Wilson to reassure the public that the 'pound in your pocket' would not be worth any less.
Art and scienceThe Beatles release Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a record sleeve designed by pop artist, Peter Blake. The band's musical experimentation and colourful new look was an example of psychedelic, and the LP is often regarded as one of the first concept albums.
InternationalChe Guevara is captured and executed in Bolivia. The guerrilla leader and revolutionary icon was hunted down by the CIA and captured and shot by Bolivian Special Forces. He had been leading Bolivian insurgents in an attempt to overthrow the government.
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