JFK's Nightmare - The First Lady in Blue - Edition of 100, 4 Editions left


United Kingdom

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Size: 33.5 H x 27.6 W x 0 in

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Art Description

Printmaking: Acrylic on Paper.

4 colour screenprint
330gsm Fedrigoni paper
70 x 85cm

Signed edition of 100 prints

Jackie Kennedy (1929-94), born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, later Jackie Onassis, worked as a photographer before marrying ambitious Democratic politician JFK in 1953. She became the nation's most celebrated First Lady when Kennedy was elected US president in 1961. On November 21 1963 she was with Kennedy in an open car crossing Dealey Plaza in Dallas when the shots were fired that changed America's sense of itself, breeding paranoia and countless conspiracy theories.

Historians have chipped away at the Kennedy myth - he was "the most overrated president of the century", according to one - but at his death he was aligning himself with popular movements for change in American society, proposing a civil rights bill just months before he was murdered. His funeral at Arlington National Cemetery was watched by millions on television.

Keywords: blue, screen print, pure evil, jfk, Jackie Kennedy, nightmare series

Subjects: Pop Culture/Celebrity

Styles: Pop Art, Street Art

Mediums: Acrylic

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Featured in Inside The Studio Featured in Saatchi Art's curated series, Inside The Studio
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