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Andy Warhol, ‘Jacqueline Kennedy III (Jackie III), from: 11 Pop Artists III’, 1966, Christie's

With the artist's stamped signature on the reverse, numbered 184/200 in pencil (there were also fifty numbered in Roman numerals), published by Original Editions, New York, the full sheet, in good condition, framed
Image & Sheet 1015 x 762 mm.

From the Catalogue:
Warhol based these screenprints on press images he collected in the months following President John F. Kennedy's assassination. He chose iconic scenes of Jacqueline Kennedy just before and after she was widowed and cropped them closely around her face. While Jackie's changing expression amounts to a timeline of the tragedy, the metallic ink surfaces, perfectly flat and devoid of any surrounding activity, render the scenes more abstract, both formally and emotionally.' (Gallery label from Andy Warhol: Campbell's Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967, MoMA, New York, April 25–October 18, 2015.)
—Courtesy of Christie's

Feldman & Schellmann II.15

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