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Artwork of the Month: Andy Warhol's 16 Jackies


Walker Art Center


October, 1999

Institution Walker Art Center
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Artwork of the Month: Andy Warhol's 16 Jackies

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Warhol made 16 Jackies in response to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The woman depicted is Jacqueline Kennedy, the president’s wife. The top and bottom photographs were taken moments before her husband’s death, and the two pictures in the middle were taken shortly afterward. The president’s death and its affect on his family and the country was widely covered in the news broadcasts around the world. People were glued to their television sets for days, watching many of the same scenes again and again as they waited for further details about the tragedy.

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Type: Instructional Material
Grades: 1-Adult
Instructional Method: Classroom Discussion, Gallery Discussion, Self-paced Learning
Rights: © October, 1999 Walker Art Center
Added to Site: June 16, 2010