Andy Warhol: Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century

Andy Warhol-Marx Brothers

Andy Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century depicts renowned luminaries of Jewish culture: Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir, and Gertrude Stein. Warhol referred to this pantheon of great thinkers, politicians, performers, and writers as his “Jewish geniuses.” Warhol’s iconic portraits attest to the lasting achievements and fame of these singular figures. Originally published as a portfolio of silkscreen prints on paper, Warhol was so pleased with the commercial success of his Ten Portraits that he decided to create additional versions of the series as silkscreen paintings on canvas. Andy Warhol was one of the most important artists in the Pop art movement in America and became as famous as many of the celebrities he portrayed in his popular silkscreen prints.  This amazing series was on display from October 23, 2011 – December 30, 2011.

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