Original screenprint in black ink on silver-pale blue metallic-tone background. 1966. Signed with Warhol’s stamp signature on the reverse, as issued (no impressions were hand signed). See note below. Numbered from the edition of 200. There were also 50 impressions with roman numbers). Created by Warhol for the seminal 1966 album ’11 Pop Artists III’. Printed at the Knickerbocker Machine and Foundry studio, New York 1966. Issued by Original Editions Inc., New York 1966. Ref: Schellmann - Andy Warhol Prints no 11.15. Illustrated page 64. Note: This is one of the single most important prints in Warhol’s early oeuvre which demonstrates his use of photographs. Taken from newspaper, magazine and general news photography, and from his own camera, removed from context they are then juxtaposed so as to create images which epitomise the atmosphere and emotion of the era. The counterpoint of the photos from contrasting stages of the relationship with Kennedy -society idol, the first years, joy and then desolation - is extraordinarily powerful. Note: Re the stamped signature. At this date Warhol did not like the stark impact of these images to be disturbed by signatures on the face of the print; he preferred, as here, a stamp, as well the numbering to be on the reverse of the sheet.
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