1966 Andy Warhol “Jackie II” Artist’s Proof
I brought a Warhol print of Jackie. It was a gift from my husband's cousin, who had also received it as a wedding gift in the '60s from his brother, whose father-in-law worked for Warhol and was in some of his films.
Well, you're right about it being a Warhol print. This particular print is called Jackie II. It is of Jacqueline Kennedy. It comes from a portfolio called 11 Pop Artists that was produced in 1966. It's a black screen print on a lavender ground. This is particularly interesting not only because it has that direct connection back to Warhol but also because it's an artist's proof. You'll see on the back, not only is it stamped "Andy Warhol," but there's also a notation, "A.P," which stands for artist's proof. The artist would come to the press, take a look at the print, make sure that he approved of it before they ran the full edition. Warhol prints are highly desirable. Jackie particularly is one of the images that people like. The replacement value on this print we would expect to be around $20,000.
Ooh, yeah, that didn't... I... I was thinking more like two.
So you're pleased.
If it were one of the actual prints, would it be more valuable or less valuable?
Not really, it's about the same. The artist's proof, because it's usually exactly like the edition that was then printed, is worth about the same. Some people may like an artist's proof a little bit more, because it relates directly to when the artist would have looked at the print. But it's not going to scale the value too much.
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