Nov 19, 2020 - Sale 2552

Sale 2552 - Lot 234

Price Realized: $ 37,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000

Color offset lithograph on paper, 1964. 558x555 mm; 21 7/8x21 7/8 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately 300. Signed in ball-point pen and black ink, lower right. Printed by Total Color, New York. Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.

The actress Elizabeth Taylor, then at the height of her career, was one of Warhol's (1928-1987, see lot 210, lots 229-244) most cherished icons and subjects, and he created over a dozen paintings of her. This particular image was sourced from a publicity photograph from 1960 that he reproduced in a number of works. Elizabeth Taylor fascinated and consumed Warhol, as she epitomized his obsession with female celebrity. Feldman 7.