Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century (Full Suite) - Andy Warhol

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Title: Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century (Full Suite)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Year: 1980
Size: 40″ x 32″
Edition: Edition of 200. Signed and numbered in pencil.
Catalogue Numbers: FS II.226 – FS II.235

Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century (Full Suite) as Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work

Warhol became fascinated with a group of influential Jewish figures – a pantheon of great thinkers, politicians, performers, musicians and writers including French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923); the first Jewish judge of the United States Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis (1856-1941); renowned philosopher and educator Martin Buber (1878-1965); the theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein (1897-1955), widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the twentieth century; the hugely influential founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939); vaudeville, stage and film comedians, the Marx Brothers: Chico (1887-1961), Groucho (1890-1977), and Harpo (1888-1964); Israelís fourth Prime Minister and one of the founders of the State of Israel, Golda Meir (1898-1978); distinguished American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937); the eminent novelist, Franz Kafka (1883-1924); and avant-garde American writer, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). The collective achievements of this group changed the course of the twentieth century and may be said to have influenced every aspect of human experience.

Andy Warhol Ten portraits of jews Full suite

Andy Warhol Ten portraits of jews full suite


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