The Star 258 – Andy Warhol

Artist: Andy Warhol
Title: The Star (FS II.258)
Year: 1981
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Size: 38 × 38″ in (96.5 × 96.5 cm)


Andy Warhol is best known for helping to cultivate the pop art movement, giving it a grounding in celebrity and mass consumer culture throughout the 1960s and 70s. He is widely remembered for his vibrant portraits of Marilyn Monroe, his iconic Campbell’s Soup Can paintings, and the notorious parties he hosted at Studio 54, attended by socialites and celebrities including Bianca Jagger and Edie Sedgwick.

The Star 258 is yet another screenprint by Andy Warhol. The artwork was created in 1981, under the Myth’s portfolio; it measures 38″ by 38″ and printed on a Lenox museum board. The screenprint is a representation of the actress Greta Garbo and her roles which she played in the film Mata Har. This creation is based on a photograph created by the actress when performing her roles in the film. Why is this an iconic figure? And why did she caught the interest of Andy Warhol? As it is known, Warhol was obsessive about anything fame and glamour, and for this reason, he chose to focus on Greta Garbo. However, there is more into the screenprint, which I believe was the main focus for Warhol. This character’s role in the film is based on a true story about the Dutch dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy during the First World War by the German soldiers.

What makes this a good investment? Well, one thing that is essential in this artwork is its focus on history. In as much as Warhol represents his signature fascination with fame and glamour, especially in the film industry, it also represents the events of the first World War, focusing on the famous story about the figure represented in the artwork. This makes the artwork interesting and priceless, and therefore, having one of these is a great investment, especially for anyone who understands the value of art for what it represents or what it stands for.

To this day, Warhol remains one of the most influential and controversial artists of all time, and his original pieces remain to be sought after by collectors around the world. Explore the Andy Warhol artwork we have for sale at ArtLife.