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You Can Own Andy Warhol's Elizabeth Taylor...

Updated on March 29, 2015
Andy Warhol's Elizabeth Taylor Painting
Andy Warhol's Elizabeth Taylor Painting | Source

Buy Andy Warhol's Elizabeth Taylor Paintings, Prints and Posters

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.

See Amazon's collection of Elizabeth Taylor artwork.

"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's Liz Taylor
Andy Warhol's Liz Taylor | Source
Andy Warhol Street Banner
Andy Warhol Street Banner | Source

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

Josef Herbicholot's Elizabeth Taylor
Josef Herbicholot's 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

Do you like Andy Warhol's version of Elizabeth Taylor?

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    • Wedding Mom profile image

      Wedding Mom 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, that deals with two very different and interesting people.

    • RhondaAlbom profile image

      Rhonda Albom 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      I also was introduced to this here. Well done.

    • LouisaDembul profile image

      LouisaDembul 

      7 years ago

      Yes, I have always admired this picture!

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      GiftsBonanza 

      7 years ago

      Definitely - and Marilyn Monroe! I just love Norma Jean!

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      happynutritionist 

      7 years ago

      I'm with Susan, this is new to me and interesting art. This weekend we watched a couple very early Elizabeth Taylor movies on Turner Classic Movies - she was so young and talented. I wondered why she didn't continue on with her acting career into later years. She really was a living legend.

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      clouda9 lm 

      7 years ago

      I have always liked the Warhol impression of Elizabeth Taylor...bold and colorful.

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      Julia M S Pearce 

      7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Andy Warhol's Elizabeth Taylor is a classic.Love it!

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      bdkz 

      7 years ago

      I didn't know about this either! Very neat.

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      Ann 

      7 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      I enjoyed it very much Brenda -

    • oztoo lm profile image

      oztoo lm 

      7 years ago

      An interesting read although I have to say I'm not a fan of the Andy Warhol style.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I had forgotten that Andy Warhol did an Elizabeth Taylor portrait. Cool!

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      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Wow! Yes, I really like the Andy Warhol "Liz" art, though I didn't know it existed until I saw this. Interesting and very cool!

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