Castelli Gallery
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Castelli Gallery 1982
  • Artist Rooms
Warhol had a joint exhibition with the German-born photographer Hans Namuth at New York’s Castelli Gallery in 1982. Namuth specialised in portraits and is most famous for his photographs of Jackson Pollock creating his iconic drip paintings. This portrait is part of his project to photograph the artists represented by Castelli. It shows Warhol standing in front of Rubens’s painting ‘Reconciliation of the Queen and her Son’, which was part of his Marie de Medici Cycle. Rubens was famous for painting the celebrities of his day, providing them with an image to bolster their power. Warhol did the same with his pop portraits, indeed Robert Rosenblum described him as “an ideal court painter”. Rubens also employed a large studio of assistants which is paralleled in Warhol’s Factory.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00437
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 55.70 x 50.70 cm (framed: 62.60 x 57.60 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