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Andy Warhol: Jacqueline Kennedy II (F. & S. II.14) - Signed Print

Jacqueline Kennedy II (F. & S. II.14)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol

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Screenprint, 1966
Signed Print Edition of 200
H 60cm x W 76cm

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Critical Review

Warhol crops the original image so as to focus in on Kennedy’s face and produce an image that resembles his Pop Art icons of Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. Famed for his depictions of historical events through the appropriation and enlargement of mass-media images, Warhol’s prints of Jackie Kennedy, following her husband’s assassination, are one of the earliest examples of this kind of subject in the artist’s oeuvre. By enlarging and repeatedly printing Kennedy’s image, Warhol transforms the grieving First Lady into a cultural icon of the 1960s.

Enthralled with the concept of fame and celebrity, Warhol delved into the theme of political celebrity throughout his entire career. As well as focusing on the Kennedy’s, Warhol produced prints of Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. The Jackie Kennedy portfolio is one of Warhol’s most famous explorations into the political celebrity and focuses on themes of desensitisation of celebrity and the hidden reality of the lives of those in the spotlight.

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