Andy Warhol, Photograph of Liberace circa 1984

Andy Warhol
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Silver gelatin print
47 x 40.6 cm
Work comes with an authentication letter from the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board. Stamped on verso by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso.
Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York.
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During his fifty-year career of playing music for the world, Liberace embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess whether on the stage or in the home. In a 1956 article for British tabloid The Daily Mirror, Liberace was described as "the summit of sex - the pinnacle of masculine, feminine, and neuter... a deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavoured, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love." As this description suggests, Liberace was often believed to be gay; however, he denied this until his death, which was caused by an AIDS-related illness. Liberace's lavish lifestyle was portrayed by Michael Douglas in Steven Soderbergh's 2013 film, Behind the Candelabra, with Matt Damon playing Liberace's much younger lover, Scott Thorson.; - Pat Hackett, editor of The Warhol Diaries


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Andrew Warhola, better known as Andy Warhol, was one of the most significant American artists and a central figure in the movement....Read More

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