Liz Taylor Classic – National velvet – Pure Evil
4 colour screenprint
Edition of 100
330gsm Fedrigoni paper
70 x 75cm
Taylor expressed the full gamut of human emotion in her Oscar-winning, tour-de-force performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Adapted from the Edward Albee stage play, the film marks the directorial debut of Mike Nichols. The story concerns an old married couple (Taylor and her real-life husband Richard Burton) who drunkenly berate each other in the company of a sexy young couple (George Segal and Sandy Dennis) visiting for the night. The film won five Oscars, including Sandy Dennis’s victory for Best Supporting Actress.
This image of Elizabeth Taylor is originally taken from a publicity photograph for Taylor’s film ‘Butterfield 8’ as the basis for the screenprint.