"Golda Meir" by Andy Warhol
This is a limited edition Andy Warhol lithograph portrait of Golda Meir, the 1969 Prime Minister of Israel and found her to be one of the worlds greatest gifts to humanity.
In 1979 the Whitney Museum in New York City held the now famous exhibition “Andy Warhol: Portraits of the 70s”. From 1970 to 1987 Andy Warhol took thousands of Polaroid pictures, the vast majority of which were never seen by the public. These images often served as the basis for his commissioned portraits, silk screen paintings, drawings, and prints. Warhol captured a wide range of individuals with his Polaroid Big Shot camera.
A limited edition work of these lithographs was published in a worldwide edition of 112 of 200 copies. Each limited edition plate measures approximately 8” by 8” with an image size of 7” by 7”.
This framed lithograph is not signed but comes with a Certificate of Authenticity to verify both Andy Warhol as the artist and the edition.
The Help A Life Foundation was formed in 2007 with the goal of housing and educating adolescent orphaned girls and providing them with a secure and supportive environment. We currently house 52 girls in a building compound capable of accommodating 56 girls and managed with a local staff of nine. Four tutorial rooms are used daily with a staff of six tutors in a range of subjects from English to Biology. 44 girls have completed high school and are at different universities throughout Ethiopia with most studying to become doctors or engineers.
These girls are selected from the surrounding villages with the collaborative effort of the local community leaders where they are housed in a gated safe group home with all living necessities provided for.
In addition, life skills training is also provided to integrate them into society as productive citizens. We currently have three self-sustaining projects, where five of the girls are managing them full-time as their careers and will be paid an according salary that allows them to integrate back into society as a proven success of Project Blue.
Much of the success of this project is due to Help a Life working directly with the local government and businesses. All of the HALF staff on Project Blue in Debre Markos are Ethiopian, and decisions are made in tandem with the local government officials.