Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean) (FS II.355)
By Andy Warhol
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Reference: (FS II.355)
Edition size: Edition of 190
Sheet size: 38″x 38″ inches
Title: Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean) (FS II.355)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Size: 38″x 38″
Details: Edition of 190, signed and numbered in pencil.
Rebel Without a Cause 355 is a part of Andy Warhol’s 1985 Ads portfolio. This series features ten screenprints based on massively successful corporate advertisements. The print, which features Hollywood actor, James Dean, is modeled after the Rebel Without a Cause movie poster. James Dean dominates the right side of the print while the left side of the composition is filled by Japanese script. The figure of James Dean is delineated by bold black outlines and light blue accents, all set against a vibrant red background. In the center there is a very faint repeated image of the posed James Dean that is barely recognizable, as if it is an eerie illustration of the late actor’s ghost.