Andy Warhol, ‘Grace Kelly’, 1984, Christie's

Signed in pencil, numbered 52/225 (there were also thirty artist's proofs), published by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, with their inkstamp verso, the full sheet, generally in very good condition, framed.
Image & Sheet 1015 x 810 mm.

From the Catalogue:
The present work is based on a still from the screen debut of Grace Kelly in 1951, playing Louise Anne Fuller in the film Fourteen Hours.

A person has to keep something to herself, or your life is just a layout in a magazine.
(Grace Kelly, quoted in: Donald Spoto, High Society: Grace Kelly and Hollywood, Arrow, 2010, p. 105.)
—Courtesy of Christie's

Feldman & Schellmann II.305

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States