Andy Warhol, ‘GOLDA MEIR FS II.233’, 1980, Gallery Art
Andy Warhol, ‘GOLDA MEIR FS II.233’, 1980, Gallery Art

From the Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century Portfolio. Published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York; Jonathan A Editions, Tel Aviv, Israel. Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Hand signed and numbered in pencil. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included.

Golda is a part of Andy Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century.
Golda Meir was an Israeli politician who became the fourth prime minister of Israel. She was Israel’s first and the world’s third woman to hold such an office.

Warhol was prolific in creating portraits of celebrities and was well known for his fascination with fame. It is noted that Warhol’s portraiture tends to reveal only the surface of a subject, just their image. In this series of portraits, the type of celebrity Warhol deals with is not so glamorous or typical of his usual pick of movie or rock stars.

Signature: Hand signed and numbered in pencil

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