Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 8

Andy Warhol
The Star (FS II.258)

1981

Price Upon Request

About

The Star 258 is part of Andy Warhol’s 1981 Myths series, which depicts star Greta Garbo as Mata Hari. The image is based on a photograph of the actress in her role as the Dutch spy who was executed for her supposed involvement with the German army during the first World War. The Star 258 is a part of 10 screenprints in the Myths series that exemplify Warhol’s unerring sense for the powerful motifs of his time. Most of images in Warhol’s Myths series are taken from 1950s television or old Hollywood films. They portray the universal view of America’s once captivating and commanding past. Other pieces included in the series are characters loved by children such as Mickey Mouse, Howdy Doody, and Santa Claus, as well as fictional figures like Dracula, The Wicked Witch of the West, and Uncle Sam.

Details

  • Creator
    Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987, American),
  • Creation Year
    1981
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Width: 38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    West Hollywood, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2636226172

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: West Hollywood, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Artist

Andy Warhol

The name of American artist Andy Warhol is all but synonymous with Pop art, the movement he helped shape in the 1960s. He is known for his clever appropriation of motifs and images from popular advertising and commercials, which he integrated into graphic, vibrant works that utilized mass-production technologies such as printmaking, photography and silkscreening. Later in his career, Warhol expanded his oeuvre to include other forms of media, founding Interview magazine and producing fashion shoots and films on-site at the Factory, his world-famous studio in New York.Born and educated in in Pittsburgh, Warhol moved to New York City in 1949 and built a successful career as a commercial illustrator. Although he made whimsical drawings as a hobby during these years, his career as a fine artist began in the mid-1950s with ink-blot drawings and hand-drawn silkscreens. The 1955 lithograph You Can Lead a Shoe to Water illustrates how he incorporated in his artwork advertising styles and techniques, in this case shoe commercials.As a child, Warhol was often sick and spent much of his time in bed, where he would make sketches and put together collections of movie-star photographs. He described this period as formative in terms of his skills and interests. Indeed, Warhol remained obsessed with celebrities throughout his career, often producing series devoted to a famous face or an object from the popular culture, such as Chairman Mao or Campbell’s tomato soup. The 1967 silkscreen Marilyn 25 embodies his love of bright color and famous subjects.Warhol was a prominent cultural figure in New York during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. The Factory was a gathering place for the era’s celebrities, writers, drag queens and fellow artists, and collaboration was common. To this day, Warhol remains one of the most important artists of the 20th century and continues to exert influence on contemporary creators.Find a collection of original Andy Warhol art on 1stDibs.
About the Seller
No Reviews Yet
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
1stDibs seller since 2013
Typical response time: 6 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

John Wayne, IIB. 377
By Andy Warhol
Located in Danvers, MA
Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board from the Cowboys and Indians series, 1986, Unique
Category

1980s Pop Art Portrait Prints

Materials

Screen

Debbie Harry, IIIC. 53
By Andy Warhol
Located in Danvers, MA
Debbie Harry, IIIC. 53, ca. 1980 Screenprint on Arches Aquarelle Paper 40 1/8 x 60 inches Unique Unpublished Printer: Rupert Jasen Smith, New York Debbie Harry is among the u...
Category

1980s Pop Art Portrait Prints

Materials

Screen

Northwest Coast Mask, IIB. 380
By Andy Warhol
Located in Danvers, MA
Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board from the Cowboys and Indians series, 1986, Ed. 28/250
Category

1980s Pop Art Portrait Prints

Materials

Screen

Mao F&S II.95
By Andy Warhol
Located in Miami, FL
Screenprint on Beckett High White Paper. Hand signed with ball point pen and numbered with rubber stamp on Verso. Printer Styria Studio, Inc. New York. Publisher Castelli Graphics a...
Category

1970s Pop Art Portrait Prints

Materials

Screen

Pete Rose Trial Proof
By Andy Warhol
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Andy Warhol Pete Rose Trial Proof 1985 Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in. Trial Proof Edition of 30 Pencil signed & numbered Accompanied w...
Category

1980s Pop Art Portrait Prints

Materials

Screen

Mick Jagger FS 11.140
By Andy Warhol
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Andy Warhol Mick Jagger FS 11.140 1975 Screenprint on Arches Aquarelle Paper 43 1/2 x 29 in. Edition of 250 Pencil signed and numbered by Warhol. Signed in bl...
Category

1970s Pop Art Portrait Prints

Materials

Screen

Geronimo, from Cowboys and Indians
By Andy Warhol
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Andy Warhol Geronimo, from Cowboys and Indians 1986 Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board 36 x 36 in. Edition of 250 Pencil Signed and Numbered Accompanied with ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Portrait Prints

Materials

Screen

Alfred Hitchcock, by Andy Warhol
By Andy Warhol
Located in New York, NY
An iconic image from Hollywood’s Golden Era, Andy Warhol’s, Alfred Hitchcock was created by the artist as a unique color screenprint in 1983 measuring 30 ½ x 20 ¾ in. (77.5 x 52.7 cm...
Category

20th Century Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Screen

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery