National Portrait Gallery Displays Warhols Kennedy Portrait

National Portrait Gallery Displays Warhols Kennedy Portrait
Visitors to the Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery can pay their respects to Edward Kennedy by viewing a portrait by Andy Warhol. Made as a campaign fundraiser for the late Massachusetts senator's 1980 presidential campaign, the silkscreened work features subtle red and blue lines meant to mimic the American flag. Kennedy lost the Democratic nomination to Jimmy Carter, whom Warhol had painted only a few years before. Kennedy died August 25 at the age of 77.

Read more at the National Portrait Gallery's Face to Face blog.