Andy Warhol

The Star (Greta Garbo as Mata Hari), 1981
Color lithograph
33.10 x 23.30 in (84.07 x 59.18 cm)
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Limited impressions Hand-signed "Andy Warhol" in black marker lower right

The image of ‘The Star’ belongs to a portfolio of ten screenprints called ‘Myths’ published in 1981. Here Warhol has used a photograph of Greta Garbo from the film ‘Mata Hari’, released in 1931. The film was based on the true story of an erotic dancer who was executed in 1917 for espionage during World War I. The tale fired popular imagination and there is still mystery surrounding her alleged guilt. The series is based on characters which have become icons...

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The Star (Greta Garbo as Mata Hari) by Andy Warhol

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