Top
Two (2) Silkscreens, one hand signed and numbered, from Flash - JFK Assassination November 22, 1963 (FS II.41), 1968

Print

Silkscreened text on paper plus silkscreen colophon sheet

21.50 x 21.50 in

54.6 x 54.6 cm

Edition of 26

Silkscreened colophon sheet of the hors commerce edition of XVII of the iconic "Flash" Portfolio; hand signed and uniquely numbered by Andy Warhol, plus silkscreened print with teletype text.

PRICE: $8,000

21.50 x 21.50 in

54.6 x 54.6 cm

Edition of 26

$8,000
PRICE:

    About The Work

    Two rare Andy Warhol silkscreens on white wove paper comprising the signed colophon and text pages of his iconic 1968 "Flash" Portfolio, as well as Warhol's wraparound silkscreen of the distinctive teletype text. The colophon page silkscreen is hand signed by Andy Warhol and uniquely numbered XVII in pencil from the hors commerce edition, which, it expressly states, was not for sale. The second silkscreen sheet features teletype print describing events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
    Warhol created the "Flash - November 22, 1963" portfolio of prints in 1968 to depict the continuing media spectacle surrounding JFK's assassination. He named the portfolio after the news flash Teletype texts that reported the assassination and its aftermath - the first major news event played out live on TV. 

    The present sheet begins with the following teletyped text:


    "THE TWO WOUNDED MEN WERE RUSHED TO EMERGENCY ROOMS, AND THE HOSPITAL'S PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM RANG WITH CALLS FOR ALL STAFF DOCTORS.
    FLASH
    DALLAS - TWO PRIESTS SUMMONED TO KENNEDY X IN EMERGENCY ROOM
    BULLETIN 3RD ADD 2ND LEAD KENNEDY XX DOCTORS
    TWO PRIESTS ENTERED THE EMERGENCY ROOM WHERE THE PRESIDENT WAS BEING TREATED AT 12:49 P.M. (CST).
    THERE WAS STILL NO OFFICIAL WORD ON THE PRESIDENT'S CONDITION. ASSISTANT WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY MALCOLM XXX KILDUFF SAID
    "I JUST CAN'T SAY. I JUST CAN'T SAY."
    FLASH --
    PRIESTS SAY KENNEDY DEAD. ."""
    (the text on the page continues; this is just a partial excerpt.)

    Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

    About Andy Warhol

    From The Magazine

    • Catalogue Raisonne Reference: ( FS II.41)

    • Note: measurements are for each sheet
    • Ships in 10 to 14 business days from New York.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
    • Questions about this work?
    • Interested in other works by this artist or other artists? We will source them for you.
    • Want to pay in installments?

    Contact an Artspace Advisor

    advisor@artspace.com


    DISCOVER

    a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

    LEARN

    through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

    BUY

    authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

    CONNECT

    with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

    INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

    Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

    • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS