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With the passing of Elizabeth Taylor on March 23, 2011, there is a heightened interest in everything and anything to do with this beautiful and legendary woman. I have been listening with keen interest to the news about Liz #5, one of Andy Warhol's images of Liz Taylor. Of course, owning a real Andy Warhol picture is completely out of the question for most people but fans of both Warhol and Taylor can find a reproduction of one sort or another to add to their personal collections. On this page, learn a bit more about Andy Warhol and Liz #5 and find some great images of Elizabeth Taylor, many of which are quite affordable.
"Andy is in the air we breathe;
Liz was in the air he breathed."
- Jerry Saltz
Andy Warhol and Elizabeth Taylor
Liz #5 expected to sell for $20 to $30 million.
In the 1960s, Andy Warhol went through a period when he painted well-known American products and pop celeberties and his images were both extremely popular and very controversial. One of the celebrities he chose was the very beautiful and alluring Elizabeth Taylor.
Warhol is said to have loved femininity and women and was particularly smitten with Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy and ELIZABETH TAYLOR. He created many pictures of these women and the ones of Taylor are considered in the words of Jerry Saltz "to exude a primitive hit of graphic power, stunning color, seething glamour, repressed sexuality and flawed beauty." He created pictures of Taylor from photographs and as a result she appears in his work in many ages from her days in National Velvet to her days as Cleopatra.
Currently, and perhaps because of the passing of Elizabeth Taylor on March 23, 2011, the internet is positively abuzz about the Andy Warhol portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, coming to auction in New York on May 12, 2011. The picture in question is that shown at the top of this page, the 1963 silkscreen from Warhol's pop culture icon series called LIZ #5, which expert Michael McGinnis of Phillips de Pury, of the auction house selling the portrait, calls a pristine gem and considers a Warhol work from the period during which Warhol was at his best. Liz #5 it is expected to fetch between $20 AND $30 MILLION DOLLARS.
Reproduction of Andy Warhol's Elizabeth Taylor Painting
Andy Warhol and Elizabeth Taylor - More interesting reading.
- Meet Ralph Wolfe Cowan, Painter of Elizabeth Taylor Portrait
In this Youtube video, meat an artist named Ralph Wolfe Cowan who had the opportunity to paint actress Elizabeth Taylor.
- Hugh Grant Purchased An Andy Warhol While He Was Drunk
Actor Hugh Grand was called an art connoisseur when he bought the Andy Warhol picture for 2 million dollars which was sold later for $13. Apparently, he was drunk when he purchased it.
- Andy Warhol painting of Elizabeth Taylor At Auction
CNN's story about the interest in the sale of Andy Warhol's "Liz #5" May 12, 2011.
- Jerry Saltz on Andy Warhol's Portraits of Liz
Jerry Saltz discussion of Andy Warhol and Liz Taylor.
More Andy Warhol Images of Liz Taylor
Vintage pieces, even if they are reproductions of Andy Warhol's works, are usually more interesting but do usually fetch a higher price than current reproductions. Examples of a reproduction piece might include the street banner shown here, a lithograph, an oil painting or an older poster.
Homage to Andy Warhol: Elizabeth Taylor
Obviously NOT an Andy Warhol picture, this one is by two contemporary artists who work under the name of Josef Herbicholot. Together they combine their interesting and diverse backgrounds to create pieces of artwork that have references to but do not duplicate existing art history. It was sold on eBay in 2013.
Elizabeth Taylor was a "flawless woman who touched lives in person and on screen." - Ralph Wolfe Cowan
More Reading About Elizabeth Taylor
- Meet Elizabeth (Liz) Taylor: A Brief Biography
Who Was Elizabeth Taylor? Watch Paul Newman's Tribute and Learn More Here.
- Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Movies
Do you know how many movies Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton made together? Learn how many there were and what they were here.
- Elizabeth Taylor Books
In 2011 there were a lot of new Elizabeth Taylor books released. On this page, learn more about the selection...
- The Best Elizabeth Taylor Movies
Uncover Elizabeth Taylor's best films.
- Elizabeth Taylor's My Love Affair with Jewelry Book
A beautiful coffee table book, this volume shares Elizabeth Taylor's love of fine jewellery.
- Liz & Dick: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Movie
Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler star in Liz & Dick, a movie about the lives of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.