The Swingeing London image of Mick Jagger by Richard Hamilton is one of the best-known in rock art.
It’s currently highly visible on posters in London as Tate Modern promotes its Richard Hamilton retrospective exhibition.
Swingeing London, showing Mick Jagger handcuffed to a prison guard in the back of a van, is also occasionally used on book covers, employed as a metaphor for “Pop Art” or the “Swinging Sixties”.
Such books are essential collectables for many a serious Rolling Stones aficionado. Here are two examples from my collection.
Pop Art by Hal Foster is an art historical study of the work of Richard Hamilton and contemporary pop art giants Warhol, Lichtenstein, Richter and Ruscha.
Groovy Bob is a biography of art dealer and Swinging London scenester Robert Fraser. It’s a highly regarded study of a period of rapid cultural change, as some in England started to throw off the shackles imposed by Victorian society.
Together with the five desirable artefacts covered in my two posts last week, these two books make up my 7 essential Mick Jagger by Richard Hamilton collectables.
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