Among Pop artist Andy Warhol’s favorite celebrity subjects was the actress Elizabeth Taylor, who had reached the zenith of her popularity in the 1960s not only for her films, such as Butterfield 8 (1960) and Cleopatra (1963), but also for her many marriages, including her much publicized 1964 divorce from Eddie Fisher and subsequent wedding to co-star Richard Burton nine days later. The tabloid nature of her fame is reflected by Wahol’s garish colors and commercial printing process.
1964 (dated 1965)
Color offset lithograph on paper
Image: 22 1/16 x 22 1/16 in. (56.0 x 56.0 cm); sheet: 23 1/8 x 23 1/8 in. (58.7 x 58.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope, 65.71.2
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