Andy Warhol

Kimiko Powers


Not on display

Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Screenprint on paper
Support: 889 × 633 mm
frame: 971 × 716 × 38 mm
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008

Online caption

Kimiko Powers, together with her husband John, amassed one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary Pop Art in private hands. In the 1970s Warhol began to accept regular commissions to paint portraits of the rich and famous. The original screenprint of Kimiko, completed in 1972, was certainly such a commission. However, the version used here to advertise Warhol’s show at Colorado State University was part of an edition of two hundred and fifty prints that were published to raise funds for a visual arts programme sponsoring artists and exhibitions. John Powers had close links to this programme and had previously helped to attract internationally recognised artists to show at the university.

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