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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 76069
Flash - November 22, 1963, 1968

20.8 х 20.8 in. (52.83 x 52.83 cm.)
Signed, and numbered
Print/Casting Year 1968
Edition 200
Foundry/Publisher Racolin Press, Inc.
Lot description
The Flash portfolio by Andy Warhol is undeniably one of his most famous, documenting disasters in the media, particularly the Kennedy assassination. This bold red print depicting televised JFK portrait, underlines Warhol's understanding of the media in creating contemporary mythology. With Kennedy's face floating in both the foreground and the background, it appears as if he has been captured in glimpses, flashes of time. The white outline of his features makes him appear ghost-like, intangible, and yet eternally recognized and revered. Rarely comes to auction.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is widely credited as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. After studying design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Warhol moved to New York in 1949 to pursue a career as a commercial artist. Though successful, Warhol wanted to be an independent painter. In the early 1960s he began to create paintings based on advertising imagery. He established his own studio, The Factory, and developed his signature style, employing commercial silkscreening techniques to create identical, mass-produced images on canvas. With his multiple images of soup cans, soda bottles, dollar bills and celebrities, Warhol revealed the beauty within mass culture and redefined the art world.

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh, UK)
Flash - November 22, 1963 by Andy Warhol
  • Flash - November 22, 1963 by Andy Warhol
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