Jane Fonda (FS II.268) (Warhol)
Title: Jane Fonda (FS II.268)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Size: 39 1/2″ x 31 1/2″
Edition: Edition of 100. Signed by Warhol and Fonda.
JANE FONDA (FS II.268)
Jane Fonda was the celebrity sex symbol of her time and remains part of American pop culture to this day. Fonda rose to fame in the 1960’s for her roles in Barbarella and Cat Ballou. Later in her career, she began to devote a lot of time to political activism. In 1982, Warhol offered this print as part of a fundraiser for Fonda’s then husband, Tom Hayden. The image is reminiscent of his earlier portraits of movie stars, Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.
JANE FONDA (FS II.268) AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK
Jane Fonda (FS II.268) is the portrait of the American actress whose first notable film was Barbarella (1968). This rare version of Warhol’s portrait of Jane Fonda is signed not only by Andy Warhol, but also by Fonda herself. Warhol’s fascination with stardom shines though with this portrait. The deep royal blue background frames Fonda’s face and voluminous hair, emphasizing her vibrant red lips. The red and blue accenting lines convey an almost comic book like quality, a technique widely used by pop artists at the time. Fonda, who is well-known for her political activism and protest of war and violence against women, wrote “Peace, Jane Fonda” along the bottom of the image.