Andy WarholSidewalk 1983

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Artist
Andy Warhol (1928‑1987)
Title
Sidewalk
Date 1983
MediumScreenprint on paper
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 737 x 1067 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of Eileen and Peter Norton 2012
Reference
P13296
Not on display

Summary

Produced from a photograph taken by Andy Warhol, this screenprint shows a section of the forecourt outside what was Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (now called Mann’s Chinese Theatre) in Hollywood, California. Since the theatre’s opening in 1927, film stars have been invited to leave their signatures, footprints and handprints here as a marker of their celebrity. Much of Warhol’s work was concerned with celebrity, but while he cultivated the appearance of the ultimate fan, often celebrating the glamour of the American dream and its cultural heroes, his works also challenge the beliefs intrinsic to those ideals. It was Warhol who famously declared that everyone could have fifteen minutes of fame… (read more)

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