Andy Warhol, ‘Liz’, 1964, Kings Wood Art

Liz, demonstrates Warhol’s enthrallment with Taylor as the epitome of beauty, sexuality, and excess. With an MGM publicity photograph as the source material for the print, Warhol used brilliant colors that helped allude to the vibrancy of the actress. Also inherent in the work is the scandal surrounding Taylor, and the turmoil in both her personal and professional life. Liz remains a dynamic embodiment of both allure and misfortune.

Signature: Hand signed in ball-point pen and dated.

Publisher: Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Printed by Graphic Industries Inc., New York.

Andy Warhol Prints Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987 Feldman/Schellmann Catalogue Raisonne II.7.

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