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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 75036
Edward Kennedy (Deluxe Edition), 1980

Screenprint, with diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board
40 х 32 in. (101.6 x 81.28 cm.)
Signed, and numbered in pencil AP 13/15
Edition 13/15 aside from edition of 50
Foundry/Publisher Kennedy for President Committee, Washington, D.C.
Lot description
The late Senator Edward Kennedy asked Warhol to create a deluxe portrait that would serve as a fundraiser for his 1980 presidential primary campaign. Warhol showed the presidential hopeful draped in red, white and blue and sparkling in diamond dust. This work is rarely offered for sale since it was a small edition originally intended only for donors to Kennedy's campaign.

American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) used parody and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor to break away from Abstract Expressionism and into the up and coming art market of the 1960s. Lichtenstein earned both his BA and MFA in art from Ohio State University, but did not paint in the style for which he is now known until he began teaching at Rutgers University alongside Allan Kaprow in 1960. He first began the technique of using Ben-Day dots, the method of production used in comic books, following the playful encouragement of his young son and continued in the style throughout the remainder of his artistic career. Lichtenstein’s works range in theme and subject, from household objects to advertisements and comic book scenes, but maintain a consistent style of precision and near-photographic reproduction. Lichtenstein’s works have been shown in nearly one hundred and fifty solo exhibitions worldwide, recently including at the Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (2012); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2011); and Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY (2010).

Selected Public Collections:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
The National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Edward Kennedy (Deluxe Edition) by Andy Warhol
  • Edward Kennedy (Deluxe Edition) by Andy Warhol
  • Edward Kennedy (Deluxe Edition) by Andy Warhol
  • Edward Kennedy (Deluxe Edition) by Andy Warhol
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