Andy Warhol, ‘Star 258 by Andy Warhol’, 1981, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Star 258 by Andy Warhol’, 1981, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Star 258 by Andy Warhol’, 1981, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Star 258 by Andy Warhol’, 1981, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Star 258 by Andy Warhol’, 1981, Revolver Gallery

Title: The Star 258
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board with Diamond Dust
Year: 1981
Size: 38″ x 38″
Edition: Edition of 200, signed and numbered in pencil on verso.

Andy Warhol created the Star 258 in 1981 for his Myths portfolio. Myths consists of 10 images of recognizable characters from American popular culture. Most of the images are taken from television or old Hollywood movies. The Star depicts Greta Garbo as Mata Hari wearing her bejeweled headdress and earrings. Warhol printed the image in a deep shade of red and black and used his classic gradient to emphasize the details of her bejeweled cap. True to his pop art style, Warhol draws attenation to Garbo’s eyes and mouth by adorning her with pale blue eyeshadow and lining her cherry red lips. In addition to the Star, other characters in Warhol’s myths series include Dracula, Santa Claus, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Uncle Sam. Andy Warhol chose each character to represent a different facet of his personality. Myths exemplifies the pop artist’s infallible sense for the powerful themes in contemporary American popular culture. Warhol’s the Star measures 38 x 38 inches, and comes framed to museum standards.

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil

Publisher: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts

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

Group Shows

2016
New York,
Art Basel Miami Beach
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Miami Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at SP-Arte 2015
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