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Signed Print Edition of 7
H 102cm x W 77cm
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Sachiko is a signed screen print made by the renowned artist and so-called ‘father of Pop Art’, Andy Warhol. Produced in 1977, the print comes in an edition size of 7 and depicts Sachiko Goodman, one of New York’s top real estate brokers and art collectors. Sachiko is depicted side-on, gazing charmingly at the viewer of the print, as she tilts her head back in a flirty and carefree manner. Sachiko appears extremely comfortable, posing topless with a wide grin on her face. The model’s evident ease is a testimony to her close relationship with Warhol.
Warhol produced two prints of Sachiko, both of which are rendered in a similar style. The artist superimposes multi-coloured squares over the woman’s portrait, dividing the composition into four unequal parts. In this print, pink, orange and turquoise blocks are laid over Sachiko’s image. Laid over a black and white portrait, these vibrant, contrasting colours accentuate Sachiko’s facial features and bring a playful feel to the print.
Warhol found fame, wealth and celebrity culture fascinating and would often socialise with celebrities, artists and art collectors. The Sachiko collection reflects how Warhol was inundated with requests from socialites, musicians and film stars for portraits in his characteristic Pop Art style. Celebrity commissions were an important aspect of Warhol’s artistic output and later in his career became his main source of profit.