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Artist: WARHOL, ANDY Title: THE MARX BROTHERS FS II.232 Size: 40 x 32 INCHES Year: 1980 Medium: SCREENPRINT ON LENOX MUSEUM BOARD Edition: OF 200 Description: From the Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century Portfolio. Published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York; Jonathan A Editions, Tel Aviv, Israel. Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Hand signed and numbered in pencil. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. Warhol became fascinated with a group of influential Jewish figures – a pantheon of great thinkers, politicians, performers, musicians and writers including French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923); the first Jewish judge of the United States Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis (1856-1941); renowned philosopher and educator Martin Buber (1878-1965); the theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein (1897-1955), widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the twentieth century; the hugely influential founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939); vaudeville, stage and film comedians, the Marx Brothers: Chico (1887-1961), Groucho (1890-1977), and Harpo (1888-1964); Israelís fourth Prime Minister and one of the founders of the State of Israel, Golda Meir (1898-1978); distinguished American George Gershwin (1898-1937); the eminent novelist, Franz Kafka (1883-1924); and avant-garde American writer, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). The collective achievements of this group changed the course of the twentieth century and may be said to have influenced every aspect of human experience.



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