Andy Warhol, ‘Jane Fonda (FS II.268)’, 1982, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Jane Fonda (FS II.268)’, 1982, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Jane Fonda (FS II.268)’, 1982, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Jane Fonda (FS II.268)’, 1982, Revolver Gallery

Title: Jane Fonda (FS II.268)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Year: 1982
Size: 39 1/2″ x 31 1/2″
Edition: Edition of 100, 25 AP, 3 PP, 25 TP, signed and numbered in pencil; some prints are also signed by Jane Fonda.

JANE FONDA 268

Jane Fonda was the celebrity sex symbol of her time and remains part of American pop culture to this day. Fonda rose to fame in the 1960s for her roles in Cat Ballou (1965) and Barbarella (1968). Later in her career, she began to devote a lot of time to political activism. In 1982, Warhol offered this print as part of a fundraiser for Fonda’s then husband, Tom Hayden. The image is reminiscent of his earlier portraits of movie stars, Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.

JANE FONDA 268 AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK

This rare version as it signed not only by Andy Warhol, but also by Jane Fonda herself. Jane Fonda 268 is the portrait of the American actress whose first notable film was Barbarella (1968). Warhol’s fascination with stardom shines through with this portrait. The deep royal blue background frames Fonda’s face and voluminous hair, emphasizing her vibrant red lips. The red and blue accenting lines convey an almost comic book like quality, a technique widely used by pop artists at the time. Fonda, who is well-known for her political activism and protest of war and violence against women, wrote “Peace, Jane Fonda” along the bottom of the image.

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