Andy Warhol, ‘Sidewalk (FS 11.304)’, 1983, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Sidewalk (FS 11.304)’, 1983, Revolver Gallery

This beautiful impression has never been exposed to light and is one of the brightest impressions on record. This image displays the handprints and signatures of Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Jack Nicholson and Shirley Temple, which is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 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’s Sidewalk Series was created to capture one of the many ways that celebrities are memorialized.

Signature: Edition of 250. Signed and numbered in pencil lower left.

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’s “Sidewalk” print depicts the true signatures and prints of four of Hollywood’s most famous celebrities (Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Jack Nicholson, and Shirley Temple) as seen in their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Warhol perfectly captures the energy and environment of Los Angeles in this print.

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States