Andy Warhol, ‘Jackie Kennedy I 13 by Andy Warhol’, 1966, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Jackie Kennedy I 13 by Andy Warhol’, 1966, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Jackie Kennedy I 13 by Andy Warhol’, 1966, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Jackie Kennedy I 13 by Andy Warhol’, 1966, Revolver Gallery

Title: Jacqueline Kennedy I 13
Medium: Screenprint on Paper
Year: 1966
Size: 24” x 20”
Details: Edition of 200, signed with a rubber stamp and numbered in pencil on verso. Published in the portfolio “11 Pop Artists.”

Andy Warhol created Jackie Kennedy I in 1966 based on a photograph of the former first lady from a 1963 issue of Life magazine. The magazine featured photographs from the JFK assassination and funeral, an event that fascinated Warhol. The silvery screenprint is an example of Warhol’s early works when he made very little changes to his source image. Andy created multiple prints featuring images of Jacqueline Kennedy. In Jackie I, the former first lady is smiling and wearing her signature pillbox hat. Andy Warhol, who was obsessed with celebrity, created this screenprint of the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy as a commentary on the media frenzy that surrounded the assassination of her husband and former president John F. Kennedy.

Signature: Stamp signed and numbered in pencil on verso.

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