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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 80580
Louis Brandeis (from Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century), 1980

Screenprint
40 х 32 in. (101.6 x 81.28 cm.)
Signed, and numbered in pencil, lower left.
Edition 14/200
Foundry/Publisher Ronald Feldman, pub. Rupert Jasen Smith, prntr.
Lot description
Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" Portfolio, originally shown by the Jewish Museum in 1980. In 2008 the Jewish Museum exhibited the portfolio again, along with preparatory drawings and paintings in the exhibition "Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered." Supreme Court Associate Justice Louis Brandeis was often called the People's Lawyer and the Economist has called him "a Robin Hood of the law". Warhol called this pantheon of luminaries his "Jewish Geniuses."

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)
Louis Brandeis (from Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century) by Andy Warhol
  • Louis Brandeis (from Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century) by Andy Warhol
  • Louis Brandeis (from Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century) by Andy Warhol
  • Louis Brandeis (from Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century) by Andy Warhol
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