Jews of the Twenty First Century by Andy Warhol

Jews of the Twenty First Century by Andy Warhol

Warhol’s iconic portraits attest to the lasting achievements and fame of these singular figures. Originally published as a portfolio of silkscreen prints on paper, Warhol was so pleased with the commercial success of his Ten Portraits that he decided to create additional versions of the series as silkscreen paintings on canvas. The Jewish Museum initially showed three sets of paintings and an edition of prints in the fall of 1980. On view in this exhibition are one of the five complete sets of ten paintings, an edition of the final print portfolio, several sketches, a preparatory collage, and the photographs that Warhol used as source images, offering new insights into their development and historical context.

It is noted that Warhol’s portraiture tends to reveal only the surface of a subject, just their image. In this series of portraits, the type of celebrity Warhol deals with is not so glamorous or typical of his usual pick of movie or rock stars. Each portrait is of a very influential figure in either the arts, sciences, or law.

Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Andy Warhol’s works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. Andy Warhol’s Marilyn and Andy Warhol’s Soup Cans are some of the most recognized and collectible of his artworks. From Andy Warhol Paintings to Andy Warhol Prints and unique pieces, the artist’s works are available for sale from Guy Hepner.

ARTWORK

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Sarah Bernhardt by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (234)
Sarah Bernhardt by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (234)
1980
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George Gershwin by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (231)
George Gershwin by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (231)
1980
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Gertrude Stein by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (227)
Gertrude Stein by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (227)
1980
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Sigmund Freud by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (235)
Sigmund Freud by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (235)
1980
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Franz Kafka by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (226)
Franz Kafka by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (226)
1980
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Martin Buber by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (228)
Martin Buber by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (228)
1980
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Albert Einstein by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (229)
Albert Einstein by Warhol from The Jews Portfolio (229)
1980
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Marx Brothers by Warhol form The Jews Portfolio (232)
Marx Brothers by Warhol form The Jews Portfolio (232)
1980
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Golda Meir by Warhol form The Jews Portfolio (233)
Golda Meir by Warhol form The Jews Portfolio (233)
1980
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Brandeis by Warhol form The Jews Portfolio (230)
Brandeis by Warhol form The Jews Portfolio (230)
1980