Sachiko Goodman is one of New York’s top real estate brokers and art collectors. Goodman was one of Warhol’s good friends and served as his muse for the set of pieces Sashiko 154 and 155. Sachiko’s bare shoulders and carefree smile as she turns to the camera exemplify the comfortable and close relationship that she had with Warhol. In both pieces, Warhol superimposes multi-colored squares over Sachiko’s portrait, dividing the composition and the attention from the viewer, while still maintaining a cohesive theme throughout. Sachiko 155 utilizes vibrant contrasting colors over a black and white portrait to highlight Goodman’s facial features and contrast the more muted but playful scene of Sachiko 154. Warhol uses complimentary colors of purple and yellow to bring out the features in the portrait and give it a pop art feel.
Sachiko 155 by Andy Warhol as Part of His Larger Body of Work
Sachiko 154 is part of a series of two screenprints that Warhol created for Sachiko Goodman. Throughout the 1970’s, Warhol frequently socialized with celebrities, artists and collectors, including Sachiko Goodman. He started to receive dozens—and soon hundreds—of commissions for screenprinted portraits from wealthy socialites, musicians and film stars. These portraits developed into a significant aspect of his career and a main source of his profits.
Photo credit: Sachiko Goodman next to her portrait by Andy Warhol. May 8, 2010. Courtesy of the Stamford Advocate.