Artist: Andy Warhol
Title: Portrait of Diane Von Furstenberg
Year created: 1974
Medium: Premium Archival Matte Art Paper
Edition: Limited Edition Plate 86 of 200
Height (inches): 7
Width (inches): 7
This piece is framed.
Includes a certificate of authenticity.
One of Andy Warhol's favorite woman fashion designers of the 70"s was Diane Von Furstenberg of which he painted her portrait from many Polaroid's he had taken of her.
Description of piece:
Diane's rise to the top began in 1974 she introduced the knitted jersey "wrap dress", an example of which, due to its influence on women's fashion, is in the collection of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After the phenomenal success of the wrap dress, Furstenberg was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine in 1976. The accompanying article declared her "the most marketable woman since Coco Chanel." She launched a cosmetic line and her first fragrance, "Tatiana", named after her daughter. The New York Times reported that by 1979 the annual retail sales for the company were $150 million. Andy Warhol was mesmerized by successful woman especially in the arts. He photographed Diane with his polaroid camera many times where he painted her portrait.
Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist. In 1979 the Whitney Museum in New York City held the now famous exhibition “Andy Warhol: Portraits of the 70s”.
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