Title:Jimmy Carter I (FS II.150)
Medium:Screenprint on Strathmore Bristol Paper
Size:39 1/4” x 29 1/2”
Edition:Edition of 50, 25 AP, signed and numbered in pencil lower center. Some prints are also signed by Jimmy Carter. Published to raise funds for his campaign for president.
Jimmy Carter 150
Jimmy Carter, an American politician and member of the Democratic Party, served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977-1981. In 1976, the Democratic National Committee commissioned Warhol to create a portrait of Jimmy Carter for his presidential campaign, hoping that Warhol’s iconic status would help Carter gain the votes of the younger electorate. Jimmy Carter I FS II.150 reveals a serious and pensive side to the presidential candidate, opposite of the jubilant Carter that Warhol created after he was elected president.
Jimmy Carter 150 as Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work
Although Warhol is best-known for his large-scale screenprints, Warhol was also a revered photographer who collected images from mass media sources throughout his early career. This work is just one of many that stirred up debate about the pairing of politics and pop culture, blurring the line between public stature and stardom.