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.

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A group of art works, by one or more artists, issued or housed together in a portfolio case. This often applies to photographs or prints, and portfolios often include a title page or introductory text. The term is also used to describe a group of works which exemplify an artist's work overall.


An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.

Portfolio, Print


  • 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