Andy Warhol, ‘Sidewalk 304 by Andy Warhol’, 1983, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Sidewalk 304 by Andy Warhol’, 1983, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Sidewalk 304 by Andy Warhol’, 1983, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Sidewalk 304 by Andy Warhol’, 1983, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Sidewalk 304 by Andy Warhol’, 1983, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Sidewalk 304 by Andy Warhol’, 1983, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Sidewalk 304 by Andy Warhol’, 1983, Revolver Gallery

Title: Sidewalk 304
Medium: Screenprint on Dutch Etching paper.
Year: 1983
Size: 29″ x 42″
Edition: Edition of 250. Signed and numbered in pencil lower left.

Andy Warhol created Sidewalk 304 to be published in the portfolio ‘Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary,’ which contained eight works by eight artists, to raise funds The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California in 1983. Warhol was inspired to create the Sidewalk Series to capture one of the many ways that celebrities are memorialized. This image displays the handprints and signatures of Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Jack Nicholson and Shirley Temple that are located on the floor of the atrium to the iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theater adjacent to The Walk of Fame in Hollywood, CA. The Walk of Fame was created to “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.” Warhol perfectly captures the energy and environment of Los Angeles in this print. Warhol used an eye-catching red with a contrasting blue for shadows. This beautiful impression has never been exposed to light and is one of the brightest impressions on record.

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil lower left.

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