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Signed Print Edition of 200
H 101cm x W 81cm
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Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist
George Gershwin (F. & S. II.231) is a signed screen print in colours produced by Andy Warhol in 1980. Warhol was one of the leading figures of the Pop Art movement which emerged in America in the late 1950s. In this print, which comes in an edition size of 200, Warhol depicts George Gershwin, the renowned American pianist and composer. Gershwin worked across many different genres, from popular to classical and is best remembered for composing Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928).
In this print, Warhol renders Gershwin in his classical Pop Art style, characterised by the use of bold colours, hand-drawn lines and layering. Gershwin is depicted from side-on, looking towards the right of the composition. The portrait is divided into quarters with each one being dominated by a different bright colour.
George Gershwin (F. & S. II.231) can be seen along with ten other prints that are part of the Ten Portraits of Jews collection. For this collection, Warhol chose ten notable figures, all Jewish, who he produced portraits of in his signature graphic style. Warhol was fascinated by celebrities and fame, however the people he depicts in this series transcend the surface level fame and glamour of many of Warhol’s traditional subjects.