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Andy Warhol, Judy Garland Blackglama from the Ads Series, 1985

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Judy Garland Blackglama from the Ads Series, 1985
Series:Ads Series, 1985
Medium:Original Screenprint
Image:38 in x 38 in (96.3 cm x 96.3 cm)
Sheet:38 in x 38 in (96.3 cm x 96.3 cm)
Framed:43 1/2 x 43 1/2 (110.5 cm x 110.5 cm)
Edition:Unique Color TP Screenprint; apart from the numbered edition of 190, 30 Artist's Proofs, 5 Printer's Proofs, 5 Exhibition Proofs, 10 Hors Commerce, 10 numbered in Roman numerals, 1 BAT; Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York; Published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-5588

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Judy Garland Blackglama from the 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 colorful, coral 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 hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in lower left. 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; Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York; Published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol Judy Garland Blackglama from the Ads Series, 1985, 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 (another version is illustrated).

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.

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