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Signed Print Edition of 200
H 97cm x W 97cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2023||Rago Arts and Auction Center - United States||The Witch (F. & S. II.261) - Signed Print|
|September 2023||Christie's London - United Kingdom||The Witch (F. & S. II.261) - Signed Print|
|October 2022||Sotheby's New York - United States||The Witch (F. & S. II.261) - Signed Print|
|October 2021||Sotheby's New York - United States||The Witch (F. & S. II.261) - Signed Print|
|June 2021||Wright - United States||The Witch (F. & S. II.261) - Signed Print|
|July 2019||Christie's New York - United States||The Witch (F. & S. II.261) - Signed Print|
|January 2019||Phillips London - United Kingdom||The Witch (F. & S. II.261) - Signed Print|
The Witch is a print from Andy Warhol’s highly sought-after Myths series from 1981 that sought to explore the creation of myths in American popular culture. Warhol’s series features a range of fictional characters and icons from early film and TV, representative of the classic American childhood of the 1940s and 50s. This print shows a highly animated image of the actress Margaret Hamilton performing the character of the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz.
Warhol creates an immediately recognisable icon with this print that shows Hamilton embodying her role as the quintessential American villain, her mouth wide open and captured mid-shriek. The witch’s face is illuminated in lurid green and her jet black silhouette is outlined in bright red, set against a backdrop in night-sky blue. The resulting image is a fair more sinister version of the childhood fictional character than we may remember.
Commenting on the myth making in Old Hollywood films and Walt Disney cartoons that produce the stereotypical heroes and villains of the 20th century, Warhol’s title choice for the series is apt. Alongside Warhol’s famous portraits of the ‘heroines’ Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jackie Kennedy, The Witch is the feminine anti-hero of Pop Art.