Andy Warhol



Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is arguably the most important American artist of the 20th century. He not only defined Pop Art but had an unrivaled influence on artists and image-making. 

Warhol was fascinated by the cult of fame and the power of celebrities in Western culture. Driven by his obsession with branding and commerce, the artist viewed celebrities as conduits of commercial media. He recognized that his muses were not just famous individuals, but ubiquitous symbols defined by their distinctive iconography.

Warhol was particularly drawn to the the extravagance, beauty, and drama of icons like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jackie O'. He captured their larger-than-life personas in close-cropped portraits, rendered in bold, saturated colors, that reaffirmed their status as global cultural icons. 

Conversely, Warhol's portraits were heavily nuanced and explored the complex relationship between fame, identity, and public perception. While he admired the grandeur of Hollywood, Warhol was intimately attuned to the tragedy and complexity of his subjects, whose humanity had been reduced to a superficial image for mass consumption.

Elizabeth Taylor was one of Warhol's most cherished muses. Her sultry demeanor, coupled with her tumultuous personal life, made Taylor the ideal subject for the artist. In this work, Taylor's enigmatic, dark features are accelerated by saturated accents of cherry red and turquoise. 

"Liz" is from Warhol's first exhibition in Canada, held at the Morris International Gallery in Toronto, March 1965. It is fascinating to contemplate that within three years of debuting his iconic pop art aesthetic, Warhol's ambitious spirit was already driving his work to international audiences.

This offset lithograph offers a unique opportunity to acquire a piece showcasing one of Warhol's most distinctive images while commemorating a significant event in Canadian art history.

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USA, 1965

Offset lithograph

24.75"H 24.75"W (work)

25.25"H 25.25"W (framed)

Very good condition.

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