ANDY WARHOL DOLLY PARTON PRINT
Andy Warhol Dolly Parton Print
Andy Warhol's Dolly Parton painting sold at Christies
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About the Andy Warhol Dolly Parton print
The image featured above is a painting that Andy Warhol painted of the famous country singer of the time Dolly Parton. This is the original painting that Warhol created of Dolly Parton. This exact painting was sold at Christies on May 8, 2012 for $626,500 dollars! Christies stated in the description that it is stamped twice with The Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. The painting was constructed in 1984. It is said that this painting was one of Warhol’s greatest masterpieces of the 1980’s for its representation of ethos. Dolly Parton is shown with big red gorgeous puffy lips and beautiful marshmellow looking hair. Warhol portrayed Dolly Parton as a beautiful human being and influential singer during the 80s.
About Dolly Parton
Young Dolly Parton
Dolly is an American country singer who was born in 1946 in a small town called Sevierville, Tennessee. She grew up on the family farm where she learned how to work hard and take care of herself. In 1964 when she was 16 years old, she joined The Porter Wagoner Show as one of his backup singers. After this experience she decided that she would become an actress. Her first role was in 1967 in "The Mis-Shapes" starring Don Knotts and Peter Marshall. From 1968 until 1971 she had a recurring part in another show named "Hazel." Then in 1972 she appeared in a movie named "A Woman Under Love," which wasn't very successful. But it did give her some attention and exposure. It also made her realize that there were many people out there just like her who wanted success but didn't know what they could do to get it. So from then on, if someone asked her what she did for a living, she said she was an actress/singer.
In 1975 Dolly sang background vocals for Emmylou Harris' album "Cabin At The End Of The World." Around this same time she met Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison where he was performing. He liked her voice so much that he invited her backstage to sing with him again. That year she also recorded a song titled "I'm Not Used To This Kind of Treatment" for the soundtrack of the film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". And after meeting Elvis Presley in 1976, Dolly signed a contract with RCA Records. During 1977, Dolly went on tour with the band Pure Prairie League. When she returned home, she got together with other female artists such as Kool & The Gang, Patti LaBelle, Cher, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Linda Ronstadt, Lillias White, and Chaka Khan. All these women helped each other improve their talents by teaching them new styles while providing a support system for each other.
In 1978 Dolly released her first solo album, "Dreamin' Out Loud." The following year she married Jim Weatherly and they separated in 1980. Throughout 1981 and 1982 she continued working on her solo albums. On June 13th 1984 Dolly received a star on Hollywood Boulevard in recognition of all she had done for the industry. Later on in 1985, Dolly became pregnant with twins. One boy was given to her husband Jim Weatherly and the other was hers alone. They named the baby Joshua. In 1987 Dolly won the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocalist Performance Female. And in 1990 she once again won the award for Best Country Vocalist Performance Female. In 1991 Dolly began recording songs for the Broadway musical adaptation of "9 to 5." A lot of critics thought this project wouldn't be successful because most people considered the original movie a flop. However, the show ran for 1,098 performances and earned Dolly five Tony Awards including Best Actress in Musical.
On May 29th 1994 Dolly performed at Carnegie Hall for President Clinton's birthday party. During this performance she wore a black tuxedo with matching shoes. Two days later her manager sent a letter to the president asking him to send $10,000 worth of free tickets to Dolly's next concert. But before this happened, Dolly got into a car accident in New Jersey. As a result of her injuries, Dolly needed surgery. Fortunately, she recovered quickly enough to continue touring. By 1996 she had already sold more than 10 million records worldwide. In 1998 Dolly starred in another Broadway play entitled "Something Special". This production lasted for 749 performances and it was nominated for seven Tony Awards including Best Actress in Play. Also during this period, she wrote two books; "Coal Miner's Daughter: My Story" and "Pure Gold: How I Got To Where I Am Today."
Image of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
From 2000 to 2002 Dolly toured in the United States with Kenny Rogers and Dottie West. In 2003 she released her album titled "Come On Home", her last record for the label Arista Nashville. Since 2004 Dolly has been writing songs for movies instead of doing concerts. These include "The Break Up Collection Vol. 2," "The Christmas Candle," and "My Dream Is Yours." And in 2006 she played a leading role in the TV series "Outlaw Rose." In 2008 she appeared in the film "Doubtfire." And in 2009 she started filming the movie "Journey to the Center of the Earth."
When you think about it, Dolly hasn't really changed that much over the past few decades. She still loves to perform, write, create, and take pleasure in simple things. She doesn't even need any help from anybody else anymore. You can say that Dolly is truly independent. And that's why people love her so much.