Andy Warhol, ‘Jane Fonda (FS IIB.268) Red Trial Proof’, 1982, Revolver Gallery

Title: Jane Fonda IIB 378
Year: 1982
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Size: 40" x 30"
Details: Unique. Edition of 25 TP. Signed and numbered in pencil. Stamped © Andy Warhol 1982 on verso.

Andy Warhol created Jane Fonda in 1982 for a campaign fundraiser for her then husband, Tom Hayden. Jane Fonda was the celebrity sex symbol of her time and remains part of American pop culture to this day. Fonda rose to fame as an actress in the 1960s. Later in her career, she began to devote much of her time to political activism. The image is reminiscent of Warhol’s earlier celebrity portraits of Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. The deep red background frames Fonda’s pink face and voluminous hair, emphasizing her vibrant red lips. This version of Andy Warhol's Jane Fonda is a unique trial proof edition, and was previously owned by the Martin Lawrence Gallery.

Signature: Unique. Edition of 25 TP. Signed and numbered in pencil with the printer's blindstamp; stamped with © Andy Warhol 1982 seal on the reverse.

Martin Lawrence Gallery

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