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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 73704
Jimmy Carter II, 1977

Screenprint, on Strathmore Bristol Paper
39.25 х 29.5 in. (99.7 x 74.93 cm.)
Signed, and numbered in felt pen "A.P. 23/25 Andy Warhol"
Edition AP 23/25 (aside from the edition of 100
Foundry/Publisher Democratic National Committee, Washington D.C., printed by Rupert Jasen Smith
Lot description
The Democratic National Committee tapped the artist to design a portrait for the Democratic hopeful Jimmy Carter's campaign for President. It was an early effort to use a celebrity artist to reach a younger and hipper electorate, by posing Carter (a then unknown peanut farmer from Georgia) as a progressive candidate.
History has burnished Carter's legacy as a master statesman, and this portrait will surely grow in importance as Carter, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, and who is 88 years old, is finally appreciated for his historic contributions to world peace.
Nice rich impression, with the salmon color on the face and hand not faded as is common with this print.

Andy Warhol (1927-1987) is recognized as the founding father of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, a genre that would alter both the American art market as well as American pop culture, 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)
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
The Andy Warhol Museum (New York, NY)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Jimmy Carter II by Andy Warhol
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