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The Star (Greta Garbo)

Artist/Maker: Andy Warhol (United States, 1928-1987)

Date: 1981
Medium: screen print and diamond dust
Sight: 38 x 37 3/4 in. (96.5 x 95.9 cm)
Framed: 41 5/8 x 41 5/8 x 1 in. (105.7 x 105.7 x 2.5 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Susan and Hal Silberman
Object number: 91.0380
DescriptionNever painting from life, Warhol transferred photographs, often greatly enlarged, via a screen printing process. Celebrity portraits were usually derived from studio publicity photos; individual portrait commissions were often based on snapshots. Warhol's stylized portraits were characterized by bright, even lurid colors. Always willing to capitalize on moneymakers, Warhol introduced commercially lucrative, thematic portfolios, including Myths. Until his death, Warhol retained his technological approach to painting but post-1960s, the banal subject matter became more painterly.
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