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Signed Print Edition of 300
H 102cm x W 81cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|April 2022||Doyle New York - United States||Edward Kennedy (F. & S. II.240) - Signed Print|
|October 2021||Wright - United States||Edward Kennedy (F. & S. II.240) - Signed Print|
|June 2021||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Edward Kennedy (F. & S. II.240) - Signed Print|
|June 2021||Wright - United States||Edward Kennedy (F. & S. II.240) - Signed Print|
|December 2020||Sotheby's New York - United States||Edward Kennedy (F. & S. II.240) - Signed Print|
|January 2020||Skinner, Marlborough - United States||Edward Kennedy (F. & S. II.240) - Signed Print|
|October 2019||Freeman's - United States||Edward Kennedy (F. & S. II.240) - Signed Print|
Andy Warhol’s print Edward Kennedy (F. & S. II.240) shows a black and white portrait of the Democratic presidential candidate Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy. Created to raise funds for Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy’s 1980 presidential campaign, this portrait is indicative of Warhol’s philanthropic activities and his continued fascination with the Kennedy family.
Unlike earlier portraits of John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy that were appropriated from mass-media images, this image of Edward Kennedy is based on a Polaroid photo taken by Warhol himself. The artist retains much of the original quality of the photograph and does not abstract the image with blocks of colour, as he does with many other celebrity portraits.Through using his traditional screen printing method, Warhol succeeds in creating a grainy quality to the image that is reminiscent of mass media imagery. This portrait is one of only two prints that Warhol created of the politician and left largely untouched in black and white, shows a sympathetic portrayal.
Warhol adds to the image with his trademark hand-drawn lines that render Kennedy into a Pop Art figure, using red and blue against the black and white photograph. This incorporation of colour works to invoke a sense of patriotism in its suggestion of the American flag, whilst the outlines also work to enhance Kennedy’s facial features.