An original and rare hand signed screen print in colour.
Lee Harvey Oswald was the American sniper who assassinated President Kennedy. Here, we see a close-up image of his face colored in bright pink. From the series of 11 screen prints created in 1968, depicting the media’s portrayal of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22nd, 1963. The title for the series derives from the phrase “news flash”. The screen prints are based on campaign posters, mass media photos, and advertisements. Warhol was obsessed with Kennedy’s assassination; he said “when President Kennedy was shot that fall, I heard the news over the radio while I was alone painting in my studio. I don’t think I missed a stroke. I wanted to know what was going on out there, but that was the extent of my reaction. I’d been thrilled about having Kennedy as president; he was handsome, young, smart-but it didn’t bother me that much that he was dead. What bothered me was the way television and radio were programming everybody to feel so sad. It seemed like no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t get away from the thing.”
Edition: an unnumbered impression (the edition was 200, some numbered in Arabic numerals and 26 in Roman numerals, all numbered on the colophon of the complete sets) Signature: Signed in blue ball-point pen on the reverse