Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary about 1983
  • Artist Rooms
Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary’, was a portfolio of prints by eight artists produced to help raise funds for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art which was founded in 1979. It featured Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely and Andy Warhol. Warhol’s print, ‘Sidewalk’, was based on a photograph he took of the pavement outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Since 1927 film stars have been invited to leave their mark in the wet concrete – a physical realisation of their celebrity and an idea which undoubtedly appealed to Warhol. The box and frontispiece of the portfolio were designed by Joseph Kosuth. Created as an edition of 250, each set sold for $10,000.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00410
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 106.40 x 73.40 cm (framed: 114.40 x 81.50 x 3.80 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008