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Title: Jackie III, from the portfolio 11 Pop Artists, Volume III
Date: 1966
Medium: Color screenprint on heavy wove paper
Edition 16/200
Dimensions: Image/Sheet: 40 × 30 inches (101.6 × 76.2 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Arthur Penn, Class of 1956, and Marilyn Penn
Object Number: 90.054.044
Label Text: In Jackie III, Andy Warhol reproduces photographs of Jacqueline Kennedy from newspapers and tabloids following her husband’s assassination in 1963. The work mimics the recurrence of her image in the media following the event, while also serving a similar purpose: through its repetition, Jackie III further mythologizes its subject and allows the image to become her surrogate, enhancing the collective emotion felt for her loss. Jackie III points to Warhol’s fascination with different classes of celebrity and to his own desire to become as famous as they are. ("15 Minutes: Exposing Dimensions of Fame," curated by undergraduate members of Cornell's History of Art Major's Society and presented at the Johnson Museum April 16 - July 24, 2016)

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