This beautiful impression has never been exposed to light and is one of the brightest impressions on record. Sidewalk 304 displays the handprints and signatures of Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Jack Nicholson and Shirley Temple. The handprints and signatures are featured on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame was created to “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.” Warhol’s Sidewalk 304 was created to capture one of the many ways in which celebrities are memorialized.
Sidewalk 304 by Andy Warhol as Part of his Larger Body of Work
Sidewalk 304 was published in the portfolio Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary, which contained eight works by eight artists, to raise funds The Museum of Contemporary Art in 1983. The museum is one of the staples of Los Angeles, California, so it is only natural to have the iconic Walk of Fame prints featured in the portfolio. Warhol’s “Sidewalk” print depicts the true signatures and prints of four of Hollywood’s most famous celebrities (Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Jack Nicholson, and Shirley Temple) as seen in their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Warhol perfectly captures the energy and environment of Los Angeles in this print.