The Star (from Myths), 1981
38 x 38 inches (96.5 x 96.5 cm.)
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Andy Warhol, the leading figure of the 1960s Pop Art avant-garde movement, is now one of the most acclaimed figures of the 20th century. He was a highly skilled multidisciplinary artist, debuting as a commercial illustrator, who originated controversial and necessary conversations on the value of fine versus commercial art. Warhol was a pop culture lover, obsessed with consumer goods, celebrities and advertising, using every day subject matter to depict a portrait of the America of his time. In his artistic career, the ‘70s are known for his renewed interest in social events and portraitures, moving progressively away from his commercial subject matter.
Example of that is this captivating scarlet red portrait of Greta Garbo as Mata Hari, embellished with diamond dust and being one of the most popular portraits among collectors. The Star is part of Warhol’s iconic Myths series, portraying famous fictional characters from American film, history and culture like Dracula or Superman. The Star effuses beauty, power, sensuality, prominence and wealth.