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Maker(s):Warhol, Andy
Culture:American (1928-1987)
Title:Karen Kain
Date Made:1980
Materials:Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Measurements:Overall: 40 1/8 in x 32 in; 101.9 cm x 81.3 cm; Frame: 47 9/16 in x 39 5/16 in x 1 1/2 in; 120.8 cm x 99.9 cm x 3.8 cm
Accession Number:  UM 2014.1.3
Credit Line:Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on loan from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Head and shoulders, front facing portrait of ballet dancer, Karen Kain with her hands on either side of her face and her arms crossed in front of her chest. Large geometric areas of bright colors are found through out. Pop Art

Label Text:
Exhibition Label, 40 Years / 40 Artists, January 22–March 8, 2015:
In 2008, 150 Polaroids and black and white silver gelatin prints were donated to the UMCA by the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Program’s goal was to provide greater access to Warhol’s creative process and to enable a wide range of people to view this important yet relatively unknown body of Warhol’s photography.
In 2014, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts made an additional major gift to the UMCA of six original silkscreen prints. Created between the late 1970s and mid-1980s, these never-before-exhibited prints depict a range of subjects, from fashionable portraits to popular culture, including such iconic images as Warhol’s portrait of friend and artist Joseph Beuys and a representation of Lakota chief Sitting Bull. These works are pristine and have never been framed or previously exhibited. They were in the artist’s possession at the time of his death. - Loretta Yarlow

Excerpted label text from the Curatorial Fellowship exhibition "Color in Containment," March 22 – April 29, 2018:
Except in cases of pure light, color requires a material vehicle in order to be visible in the work of art. How that materiality makes its presence known has a significant impact on how color reaches the viewers’ senses. In Andy Warhol’s Karen Kaine, we see the same visual effect as the plastic color emphasizes and diminishes aspects of the figural form. - Margaret Wilson (M.F.A. Studio Art 2019) and Alison Ritacco (M.A. Art History 2019)

portraits; women; dance

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