ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

Farrah Fawcett19794 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ea.(10.77 x 8.57 cm) Polaroid, Polacolor
The Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Sale, Christie's, Andy Warhol @ Christie's: Studio 54, 26 April - May 3 2013, sale 2807, lot 43
Private Collection, Puerto Rico
Few celebrities define the 70s like Farrah Fawcett. A charter member of the television show "Charlie's Angels," her iconic hairstyle known as "The Farrah," featuring soft, flowing layers that framed the face, with a bouncy, voluminous appearance achieved by flipping the ends of the layers outward became a defining look of the decade. Warhol's portrait represents Fawcett herself and provides broader commentary on the period's social and cultural trends. Most compellingly, these two gorgeous portraits testify to her natural, sun-kissed features and healthy, athletic physique that resonated as a symbol of ideal beauty during her time.