Sidewalk 304 by Andy Warhol
Title: Sidewalk 304
Medium: Screenprint on Dutch Etching paper.
Size: 29″ x 42″
Edition: Edition of 250. Signed and numbered in pencil lower left.
Andy Warhol created Sidewalk 304 to be published in the portfolio ‘Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary, ’ which contained eight works by eight artists, to raise funds The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California in 1983. Warhol was inspired to create the Sidewalk Series to capture one of the many ways that celebrities are memorialized. This image displays the handprints and signatures of Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Jack Nicholson and Shirley Temple that are located on the floor of the atrium to the iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theater adjacent to The Walk of Fame in Hollywood, CA. The Walk of Fame was created to “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.” Warhol perfectly captures the energy and environment of Los Angeles in this print. Warhol used an eye-catching red with a contrasting blue for shadows. This beautiful impression has never been exposed to light and is one of the brightest impressions on record.