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    Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
    Lola Jacobson, 1980
    Silkscreen on canvas
    40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
    Stamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., stamps and numbered 'PO050.075' on the reverse

    "I'll paint anybody. Anybody that asks me. I just try to make people look good." -Andy Warhol

    Portraiture is a persistent theme throughout Warhol's career. Warhol used a wide range of methods to depict everyone from Liz Taylor to Marilyn Monroe, and Muhammed Ali to Mao Zedong. In 1971 Warhol began to make portraits of celebrities, dealers, collectors, and industrialists with his Polaroid Big Shot camera. In his early Pop paintings, he screened multiple heads on a single canvas, but as Warhol progressed he preferred to restrict the canvas to one face per panel. In the 70s and 80s Warhol focused on commissioned society portraits, always in the same size and style. When asked about his technique, Warhol said the individual portraits could be placed side by side become one big Portrait of Society. Warhol became the most celebrated society portraitist of his era, the present lot, Lola Jacobson, being a strong example.


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    Framed Dimensions 42.375 X 72.375 Inches

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