Andy Warhol

Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary

About this artwork

‘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.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary
  • date created:
    About 1983
  • materials:
    Lithograph on paper
  • measurements:
    106.40 x 73.40 cm (framed: 114.40 x 81.50 x 3.80 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    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
  • accession number:
    AR00410
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol