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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 83213
Edward Kennedy, 1980

Screenprint, with Diamond Dust
40 х 32 in. (101.6 x 81.28 cm.)
Signed, "Andy Warhol" and numbered "64/300" in pencil, lower right on recto.
Print/Casting Year 1980
Edition 64/300
Foundry/Publisher Kennedy for President Committee, Washington, D.C.
Lot description
The late Senator Edward Kennedy asked Warhol to create an artwork that would serve as a fundraiser for his 1980 presidential primary campaign. Warhol outlined Kennedy's face in red and blue with diamond dust, creating a sparkling portrait of the late senator. This piece is framed and in excellent condition.

Andy Warhol (1927-1987) is the most widely recognized artist of the 1960s Pop Art movement, a genre that would change the American art market indefinitely. Warhol received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949, and subsequently moved to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. It was not long before he was creating ground-breaking works, including paintings, prints, photographs, and films, that brought attention to American pop culture and the lifestyle of Hollywood celebrities. Warhol embraced market culture and helped to lead a change in the New York art scene that would in turn influence others to also look to consumer culture and goods for artistic inspiration. Today, he is regarded as one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century, contributing not only thousands of works of art that are housed in museums and collections worldwide but also an iconic style that would impact the art market and artists alike for decades. His works have been exhibited in over two thousand exhibitions, including retrospectives at The Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (2008); Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (1990); and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1989).

Selected Public Collections:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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