Title: George Gershwin (FS II.231)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Size: 40″x 32″
Edition: Edition of 200, 30 AP, 5 PP, 3 EP, 25 TP, signed and numbered in pencil. Portfolio of 10.
George Gershwin 231 by Andy Warhol
George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin’s musical contributions range from popular to classical. Some of his most famous works, Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris, have been and are still widely used and heavily influential in pop culture, films and television. Gershwin collaborated with his brother Ira to write music for Broadway theatre, they continued to compose together for Hollywood films up until Gershwin’s untimely death.
George Gershwin 231 as Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work
George Gershwin is a part of Andy Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century. Warhol was prolific in creating portraits of celebrities and was well known for his fascination with fame. It is noted that Warhol’s portraiture tends to reveal only the surface of a subject, just their image. In this series of portraits, the type of celebrity Warhol deals with is not so glamorous or typical of his usual pick of movie or rock stars. Each portrait is of a very influential figure in either the arts, sciences, or law.