Item #CL179-35 John F. Kennedy
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John F. Kennedy

c1961-1963. Appliqué with photographic transfer and hand-colouring, polyester filling and cardboard, 52.6 x 36.4 x 2.5cm. Water damage to upper and lower right portions, insect damage, old glue stains, slight soiling.

This mixed media collage was most likely made in Vietnam at the time of Kennedy’s presidency and sold to the troops as a tourist item. It is based on a popular photograph by Fabian Bachrach (Amer., 1917-2010), which became Kennedy’s official presidential photograph after his election. This work features a hand-painted and draped American flag; armchair and tie; as well as a screenprint of Kennedy’s features and hands, reproduced from Bachrach’s photograph. Ref: Washington Post, March 7, 2010.

Item #CL179-35

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  other currencies

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