Andy Warhol, Blackglama (Judy Garland) from Ads Series, 1985
|Artist:||Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)|
|Title:||Blackglama (Judy Garland) from Ads Series, 1985|
|Medium:||Original Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board|
|Image:||38 x 38 in (96.5 x 96.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||38 x 38 in (96.5 x 96.5 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 48 in x 48 in (121.9 cm x 121.9 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 190; apart from the edition of 30 Artist's Proofs, 5 Printer's Proofs, 5 Exhibition Proofs, 10 Hors Commerce, 10 numbered in Roman numerals, 1 BAT, and 30 Trial Proofs|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in lower left.|
|Condition:||This screenprint is in excellent condition, with bright and vivid colors.|
Andy Warhol Blackglama (Judy Garland) from Ads Series, 1985, depicts Judy Garland not as the wide-eyed teenager that America fell for in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), but as a mature, soulful woman confidently meeting the viewer's gaze. Conveyed in electric blue and pink hues against a deep black background, Garland appears as if illuminated in neon lights. The artist places Garland right of center in a relaxed, three quarter profile view, skin awash in the white glow of a movie set. Blackglama (Judy Garland) reframes the glamour and romance of the early years of cinema within Warhol's idealized and ironic take on screenprints.
"Please do not lick this page!" reads the caption on Life Savers, another screenprint from the "Ads" portfolio, capturing both the irreverence and efficacy of advertising. Warhol reminds us that Garland, like a candy or famous perfume, stakes her career on name recognition, a commodity in itself. The silver-haired artist from the silver factory understands this better than most.
Created in 1985, this original screenprint is numbered from the edition of 190; apart from the edition of 30 Artist's Proofs, 5 Printer's Proofs, 5 Exhibition Proofs, 10 Hors Commerce, 10 numbered in Roman numerals, 1 BAT, and 30 Trial Proofs. This work is also hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in lower left. The impression is on Lenox Museum Board, an American, machine-made cotton paper that is both buffered and Cold Pressed (Feldman & Schellmann, 41). This piece was printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York and published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).
1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann, A Catalogue Raisonne, 4th ed. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. II.351 on pp. 146.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.