Andy Warhol

Jacqueline Kennedy II (from the portfolio 'Eleven Pop Artists', vol. II)

About this artwork

Warhol once declared that in the future everyone would be famous for fifteen minutes. He produced pictures featuring the rich and famous, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, who were universally recognised figures. In this print of Jackie Kennedy, widow of American President John F. Kennedy, he has chosen a cultural icon who was as recognisable at the time as any pop or film star. The image was taken from a newspaper photograph of Jackie Kennedy grieving after the assassination of her husband. Warhol often used repetition in his paintings to reflect the mass production and consumer culture of America.

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  • title:
    Jacqueline Kennedy II (from the portfolio 'Eleven Pop Artists', vol. II)
  • accession number:
    GMA 1336
  • artist:
    Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
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  • materials:
    Screenprint on paper
  • date created:
    1965
  • measurements:
    60.90 x 76.20 cm (83.50 x 113.80 x 2.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1975
  • copyright:
    © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London. 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

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