Andy Warhol, ‘Martin Buber IIB 228’, 1980, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Martin Buber IIB 228’, 1980, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Martin Buber IIB 228’, 1980, Revolver Gallery

Title: Martin Buber (FS IIB.228)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Year: 1980
Size: 40″ x 32″
Edition: 25 TP signed and numbered in pencil. Portfolio of 10. Each print is unique.

MARTIN BUBER (FS IIB.228)

Martin Buber (FS IIB.228) was one of ten screenprints created in the series Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century. In 1980, a publisher in Tel Aviv asked Andy Warhol to create a portfolio on Jewish figures of the twentieth century. Warhol was captivated by luminaries of the Jewish culture, and he referred to them as his “Jewish Geniuses.” Warhol selected Martin Buber (1878 – 1965), the renowned Hasidic scholar and philosopher. Buber’s metaphysical writings, as well as his retelling of Hasidic tales, have made him one of the most popular Jews of all time. His involvement in the founding of the State of Israel, also makes him, for many, one of the fathers of the modern Israeli state.

MARTIN BUBER (FS IIB.228) AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK

Warhol became fascinated with a group of influential Jewish figures – a pantheon of great thinkers, politicians, performers, musicians and writers, including renowned philosopher and educator Martin Buber (1878-1965). Martin Buber’s famous portrait is featured along side other such as Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, Einstein, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir, and Gertrude Stein. The collective achievements of these famous Jews changed the course of the twentieth century and may be said to have influenced every aspect of human experience.

Signature: 25 TP signed and numbered in pencil.

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2015
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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