London’s National Portrait Gallery has opened an exhibit of enigmatic artist Andy Warhol’s Jewish Personalities.
The paintings showed in London date from 1980 and display in brilliant color portraits of Jewish personalities from science and psychology (Einstein and Freud) through literature (Kafka and Gertrude Stein), the arts (Gershwin and Sarah Bernhardt).
It also includes the pictures of Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth prime minister and Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Warhol referred to the collection as his â€œJewish geniusesâ€. Among the eminent personalities he also decided to place the Marx brothers, Chico, Harpo and Groucho, who added their mischievous and irreverent take on life much as Andy Warhol did himself.
If you happen to be like our Jewdas friends and in London, be sure to check it out. Unfortunetly, you will not be able to see
ck’s Warhol’s later work, seen above from his lesser known “Jewish Bloggers” series.