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Andy Warhol, Liz, 1963, silkscreen on linen, 40 x 40 in., $23,561,000 at Christie's New York, Nov. 13, 2007
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ANDY'S PORTRAITS OF LIZ
by Jerry Saltz



Elizabeth Taylor has died, and part of something American is gone but not gone. She's something many know and love, something many more don't know at all. I am in the latter camp. Perhaps because of who I am, when I was born, or my dopeyness about movie stars, for me Elizabeth Taylor is mainly a beauty with black hair and gaudy eye makeup in Cleopatra, a friend of Michael Jackson's and a tremendous AIDS activist.

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