'Two Jackies' on sale at Christie's

On the 11th of March, 2010 Christie’s First Open sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art will offer Two Jackies by Andy Warhol, dated 1964 (estimate: $40,000-60,000). Andy selected this image of Jackie Kennedy from eight close-up photographs of the First Lady in dramatic focus, and used it as the emotional barometer of the Kennedy assassination of 22 Nov 1963. The resulting image in Warhol’s silkscreen produces the effect of transforming the historical narrative into a series of affective moments or portraits that register the subject over time. Warhol's Jackies series emphasize the artist’s fascination with portraiture as a true form of biography and arguably are his most powerful and evocative body of works. This iconic work on Plexiglas from the 1960s is a prime example of Warhol’s artistic process that has never before been offered at auction.