Skip to main content

Jacqueline Kennedy III from 11 Pop Artists, Volume III, 1965

Jacqueline Kennedy III from 11 Pop Artists, Volume III, 1965
Usage Conditions Apply
Artist
Andy Warhol, 6 Aug 1928 - 22 Feb 1987
Sitter
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 28 Jul 1929 - 19 May 1994
Date
1966
Type
Print
Medium
Screenprint in metallic blue and black ink on paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 101 × 75.6 cm (39 3/4 × 29 3/4")
Frame: 113.1 × 87.8 × 5.1 cm (44 1/2 × 34 9/16 × 2")
Topic
Costume\Headgear\Hat
Costume\Headgear\Veil
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: Female
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: Communications\Publisher
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: Communications\Journalist\Editor
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: Visual Arts\Historic Preservationist
Portrait
Place
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Abraham and Virginia Weiss Charitable Trust, Amy and Marc Meadows, in honor of Wendy Wick Reaves
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Object number
NPG.2017.72
Exhibition Label
Born Southampton, New York
Andy Warhol single-handedly changed the art world with his pioneering use of silkscreens. Like his other works, this portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy offers a critical lens onto the culture of celebrity, the media gaze, and Warhol’s own fascination with disaster and death. Warhol created this work in response to the barrage of reporting of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The screenprints, taken from news photographs, reveal an unfolding narrative around the first lady. At the bottom right, we encounter her moments before the gunshots. The bottom left image shows her standing next to Lyndon B. Johnson as he is being sworn in as president, and the two images at the top were taken during President Kennedy’s funeral. With these unforgettable pictures—the flickering blues, television-like graininess, and sense of repetition—this work is as much a historical document as it is a powerful portrait.
Nacida en Southampton, Nueva York
Andy Warhol transformó el mundo del arte con su renovador uso de la serigrafía. Al igual que sus demás obras, este retrato de Jacqueline Kennedy apunta un lente crítico hacia la cultura de la celebridad, la mirada de los medios de comunicación y la propia fascinación de Warhol con el desastre y la muerte. Warhol produjo esta obra a raíz de la oleada de reportajes generada por el asesinado del presidente John F. Kennedy el 22 de noviembre de 1963. Las serigrafías, tomadas de fotos de prensa, desarrollan una narrativa en torno a la primera dama. En la esquina inferior derecha la vemos momentos antes de los disparos. La imagen inferior izquierda la muestra junto a Lyndon B. Johnson en su toma de posesión como nuevo presidente. Las dos imágenes superiores provienen del funeral del presidente Kennedy. Con estas estampas inolvidables (azules parpadeantes, textura granosa como imagen televisiva, efecto de repetición), esta obra es a la vez un documento histórico y un retrato de gran impacto.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery