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Nine Jackies

Artist:
Andy Warhol (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1928–1987 New York)
Date:
1964
Medium:
Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
Dimensions:
60 3/8 x 48 1/8 x 3/4 in. (153.4 x 122.2 x 1.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Halston, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.606.14–.22
Not on view
In the weeks that followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, Warhol began to collect pictures of the widowed First Lady that flooded the popular press. He had silkscreens made of his various Jackie images and, upon his move into a new studio (the first of his famous New York "Factories") on East 47th Street at the end of January 1964, began to print them on small canvases with blue- and gold-colored grounds. The close-cropped image here reproduces a moment shortly before any shots were fired, and the replication of the picture, over and over again, puts the ubiquitous coverage and public obsession with the tragic event into high relief.
Signature: 1983.606.14
Signed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol
Signed on verso on painted canvas flap (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol

1983.606.15
Signed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol
Signed on verso on painted canvas flap (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol

1983.606.16 (blue Jackie)
Signed on verso of canvas (lower right, in pencil): Andy Warhol
Signed on verso on painted canvas flap (lower center, in pencil): Andy Warhol

1983.606.17
Signed on verso of canvas (lower right, in pencil): Andy Warhol
Signed on verso on painted canvas flap (lower right, in pencil): Andy Warhol

1983.606.18
Signed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol
Signed on verso on painted canvas flap (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol

1983.606.19 (gold Jackie)
Signed on verso of canvas (along right side, in pencil): Andy Warhol
Signed on verso on painted canvas flap (right edge, in pencil): Andy Warhol

1983.606.20
Signed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol
Signed on verso on painted canvas flap (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol

1983.606.21
Signed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol
Signed on verso on painted canvas flap (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol

1983.606.22 (faded blue Jacke)
Signed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol
Signed on verso on painted canvas flap (lower left, in pencil): Andy Warhol

Inscription: 1983.606.14
Inscribed on verso of canvas (lower right, in pencil): Halston
Inscribed on stretcher (upper left, in black marker): D

1983.606.15
Inscribed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): Halston
Inscribed stretcher (upper left, in black marker): B

1983.606.16 (blue Jackie)
Inscribed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): Halston
Inscribed on stretcher (upper left, in black marker): A

1983.606.17
Inscribed on verso of canvas (lower right, in pencil): Halston
Inscribed on stretcher (upper left, in black marker): F

1983.606.18
Inscribed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): Halston
Inscribed on stretcher (upper left, in black marker): E

1983.606.19 (gold Jackie)
Inscribed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): Halston

1983.606.20
Inscribed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): Halston

1983.606.21
Inscribed on verso of canvas (lower left, in pencil): ¦Halston¦
Inscribed on stretcher (upper left, in black marker): C

1983.606.22 (faded bule Jackie)
Inscribed on verso of canvas (lower right, in pencil): Halston
Inscribed on stretcher (upper left, in black marker): G
Halston, New York (1964–83; his gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years," September 10–December 31, 2012, no. 24.

Pittsburgh. Andy Warhol Museum. "Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years," February 4–April 28, 2013, no. 24.

Georg Frei and Neil Printz. The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné. Vol. 2A, Paintings and Sculptures, 1964–1969. London, 2004, pp. 103–5, ill. p. 145.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. New York, 2012, p. 425, ill. (color).



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