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Edward Kennedy 240 by Andy Warhol

Edition of 300
40″ x 32″ inches

Title: Edward Kennedy 240
Medium: Screenprint with Diamond Dust on Lenox Museum Board
Year: 1980
Size: 40″ x 32″
Edition: Edition of 300, 25 AP, 3 PP, 10 HC which are trial proof variations, 15 TP, 1 TPPP, signed and numbered in pencil.

Andy Warhol created this portrait of Edward “Ted” Kennedy to raise funds for Kennedy’s 1980 democratic campaign for president.
Although Kennedy didn’t go on to win the Democratic nomination, despite high expectations, he continued to pursue politics and became known as The Lion of the Senate. Warhol’s silkscreen portrait invokes patriotism by incorporating the colors of the American flag. Red and blue lines enhance the Kennedy’s features while diamond dust provides a glamorous effect. The image of Edward Kennedy comes from a Polaroid taken by Andy himself. Warhol used these Polaroid photographs to help create and inform his large-scale portraits of celebrities and pop culture icons. This particular print has a special provenance, as it was owned by Ted Kennedy and displayed in home. The work comes accompanied by a letter from Kennedy's wife stating its provenance.

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