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Andy Warhol Lamentation #388 from Martha Graham Series 1986 Signed Screen Print



"Lamentation" screen-print by Andy Warhol for his Martha Graham series recreated from an original photograph by Barbara Morgan depicting the expressive movement and dance of Martha Graham. This series was done to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Martha Graham Dance Center of Contemporary Dance in New York. It is numbered 56 out of 100 and signed by the artist on the reverse. This is just fabulous and amazing! "Lamentation" is one of three different screen prints done by Andy Warhol for his Martha Graham series of 1986. Warhol recreated this print from an original photograph by Barbara Morgan. It is done in 6 colors and 4 screens and printed on 100% rag two-ply Lenox Museum Board. The print is 36 inches by 36 inches and is framed to 42.75 inches by 42.75 inches. The series was done in the following editions: 100 portfolios, 25 A.P., 25 Roman numerals, 5 P.P., and 5 H.C. All prints are signed and numbered by Andy Warhol and bear the copyright of the artist and publisher, Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc., New York, City; and the chop mark of the printer, Rupert Jasen Smith, New York City. This print is number 56 of 100. It was originally presented to Martha Booth Stanley, granddaughter of George G. Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth, founders of Cranbrook Educational Community, now Cranbrook Academy of Art, for her contributions in founding The Topeka Performing Art Center, Topeka, Kansas where she resided until her death in 2013. Since her death it has been in a private collection and is now being offered for sale. Print size – 36 x 36 inches. Framed size – 42.75 x 42.75 inches. Framed depth – 2 inches. Weight – 28 pounds.


  • Creator
    Barbara Morgan (Photographer),Andy Warhol (Artist),Rupert Jasen Smith (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 42.75 in. (108.59 cm)Width: 42.75 in. (108.59 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Condition
    This print is in excellent condition.
  • Seller Location
    Topeka, KS
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 414-ART-0021stDibs: LU187335429443

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Andy Warhol

The name of American artist Andy Warhol is all but synonymous with Pop art, the movement he helped shape in the 1960s. He is known for his clever appropriation of motifs and images from popular advertising and commercials, which he integrated into graphic, vibrant works that utilized mass-production technologies such as printmaking, photography and silkscreening. Later in his career, Warhol expanded his oeuvre to include other forms of media, founding Interview magazine and producing fashion shoots and films on-site at the Factory, his world-famous studio in New York.Born and educated in in Pittsburgh, Warhol moved to New York City in 1949 and built a successful career as a commercial illustrator. Although he made whimsical drawings as a hobby during these years, his career as a fine artist began in the mid-1950s with ink-blot drawings and hand-drawn silkscreens. The 1955 lithograph You Can Lead a Shoe to Water illustrates how he incorporated in his artwork advertising styles and techniques, in this case shoe commercials.As a child, Warhol was often sick and spent much of his time in bed, where he would make sketches and put together collections of movie-star photographs. He described this period as formative in terms of his skills and interests. Indeed, Warhol remained obsessed with celebrities throughout his career, often producing series devoted to a famous face or an object from the popular culture, such as Chairman Mao or Campbell’s tomato soup. The 1967 silkscreen Marilyn 25 embodies his love of bright color and famous subjects.Warhol was a prominent cultural figure in New York during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. The Factory was a gathering place for the era’s celebrities, writers, drag queens and fellow artists, and collaboration was common. To this day, Warhol remains one of the most important artists of the 20th century and continues to exert influence on contemporary creators.Find a collection of original Andy Warhol art on 1stDibs.
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