Andy Warhol, ‘Golda Meir (FS II.153A)’, 1973, Revolver Gallery

Title: Golda Meir (FS II.153A)
Medium: Screenprint on felt
Year: 1973
Size: 7” x 7”
Details: Edition of 550. Signed and numbered in ball-point pen on a label on verso; some also signed on recto in ballpoint pen vertically on right side.

GOLDA MEIR (FS II.153A)

Golda Meir was an Israeli teacher, politician, and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel elected in 1969. As Israel’s first and the world’s third woman to hold such a position in office, she was described as the “Iron Lady” of Israeli politics. Earlier to her reign, Meir was an active member Young Poale Zion, which later became Habonim, the Labor Zionist youth movement. This particular work was published as a gift for those attending the American Friends of the Israel Museum Beaux Arts Ball in New York.

GOLDA MEIR (FS II.153A) AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK

Golda Meir (FS II.153A) was published in 1971 as a gift for the attendees to the American Friends of the Isreal Museum Beaux Arts Ball in New York. Warhol would later incorporate an image of Golda Meir as a part of his Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century, a series he referred to as his, “Jewish Geniuses”.

“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” – Golda Meir

Signature:  Signed and numbered in ball-point pen on a label on verso; some also signed on recto in ballpoint pen vertically on right side.

About Andy Warhol

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.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Andy Warhol: Lips, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Andy Warhol: Lips, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
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