Andy Warhol 'Edward Kennedy' 1980 Screenprint


Andy Warhol's 'Edward Kennedy', 1980, is a screenprint in colors with diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board with dimensions of 39¾ h × 31¾ w in (101 × 81 cm).

This work is signed and numbered to lower right '247/300 Andy Warhol'. This work is number 247 from the edition of 300 printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York and published by Kennedy for President Committee, Washington D.C.

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Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

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