John F. Kennedy - Flash-November 22, 1963 (Portfolio)
- Exhibition Label
- The November 1963 assassination of the youthful and idealistic John F. Kennedy, who espoused civil rights, set the nation's eyes on the moon, and provided a tough stance against communism, shocked the nation and set the tone for a tumultuous decade. Published five years later, Andy Warhol's Flash portfolio combines press bulletins and photographs to chronicle the event as it unfolded. The black-on-black portrait that leads off this portfolio of fourteen prints powerfully evokes the nation's mourning for its fallen leader. The magenta portrait juxtaposes a cheerful, confident president with pictures of the presidential seal and of Jackie Kennedy smiling from the presidential motorcade in Dallas. Once commenting, "I feel I'm very much a part of my times, of my culture," Warhol provides a compelling account of the tragedy of Kennedy's premature death, which still resonates today.
- Data Source
- National Portrait Gallery
- Andy Warhol, 6 Aug 1928 - 22 Feb 1987
- Aetna Silkscreen Products, Inc.
- Racolin Press, Inc.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 29 May 1917 - 22 Nov 1963
- Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 28 Jul 1929 - 19 May 1994
- Credit Line
- National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
- Color screenprint on paper
- Image/Sheet: 53.3 x 53.3 cm (21 x 21")
- Mat: 61 x 61 x 2.2 cm (24 x 24 x 7/8")