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    Sale 1904

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 140

    Andy Warhol (1928-1987)


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    Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
    signed twice, inscribed and dated twice 'to Marie 1964 Andy Warhol ANDY WARHOL 64' (on the overlap)
    acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
    20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1964.

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    Warhol's images of Jacqueline Kennedy need no introduction. What sets this work apart is where it has traveled. The present work was given to Marie Menken, an experimental filmmaker, actress, painter, and New York socialite who also formed part of Warhol's infamous entourage, appearing in his film Chelsea Girls (1966) as the character Mother. She and her eccentric, academic husband were widely known for their crazy parties and intellectual debauchery. Warhol reportedly awarded the couple the title of "the Last of the Great Bohemians". As the Jackie series functioned as a satirical commentary on the age of the media, this work was appropriately entrusted to a woman deeply involved in the industry, who could similarly appreciate its impact, and edge.


    Marie Menken, New York, acquired from the artist
    Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 3 May 1988, lot 1997
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner


    G. Frei and N. Printz, eds., The Andy Warhol Catalgoue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculptures 1964-1969, vol. 02A, New York, 2004, pp. 163 and 172, no. 1020 (illustrated in color).