Andy Warhol - Lamentation

Martha Graham and Andy Warhol were long-time friends. He often attended her dance shows and fundraisers; the pair was often seen in a group with Liza Minnelli and fashion designer Halston.

In addition to drawings of Martha Graham, Warhol created the Martha Graham Suite in 1986. It was comprised of three pieces: Lamentation, The Kick, and Satyric Festival Song. Each work featured a woman (or women) in motion – each features moves that Martha Graham was famous for creating.

The suite was created in support and commemoration of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance in New York. Warhol dedicated 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these works to the dance company.