Andy Warhol, Karen Kain, 1980

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Artist Andy Warhol
Title Karen Kain, 1980
Reference Feldman & Schellmann IIB.236
Medium Color screenprint with diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board
Edition A unique trial proof, numbered from the edition of 25 in pencil in the lower right, there are also other editions which are not unique that are signed and numbered from the edition of 200, 5 printer's proofs, and 30 artist proofs.
Signature This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil at lower right corner.
Condition This screenprint is in excellent condition, with flawless, saturated color.
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ID # w-3656

Andy Warhol Karen Kain, 1980; Captivating Warhol just as she did audiences in Moscow, Paris, London and Vienna during her quarter century-long career as a principal ballet dancer, so much so that he created this fabulous color screen print Warhol Karen Kain 1980. The artist created paintings after her image, in addition to this multicolored screenprint. The graceful lines of Kain's hands and face glitter with diamond dust against a geometric backdrop of tangerine, purple and sea foam green. Although Kain admits in her autobiography that it took her many years to warm to her pop portrait, she came to appreciate Warhol's vision; her own copy now hangs in her dining room (Movement Never Lies, 140-41). Desirable for its contrasts, Karen Kain shows the confidence, classical beauty and bone-deep elegance of one of ballet's most accomplished dancers from a candy-colored point of view.

Inspired by a Polaroid photograph of Kain taken by Warhol, this original color screenprint was created in 1980. This Warhol Karen Kain , 1980 is a unique trial proof, numbered from the edition of 25 in pencil in the lower right, there are also other editions which are not unique that are signed and numbered from the edition of 200, 5 printer's proofs, and 30 artist proofs. This artwork is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil at the lower right.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Warhol Karen Kain 1980 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. Andy Warhol Prints: a catalogue raisonné 1962-1987. 4th ed. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné IIB. 236.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Warhol Karen Kain 1980 is presented in a complementary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.

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