Portrait of a Woman (Linda Oxenberg)

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  • Provenance

    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York
    Lococo Fine Art, St. Louis
    Private Collection, St. Louis
    Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
    Waddington Custot Galleries, London
    Galerie Hopkins, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    “It was Warhol’s masterstroke to realize that the best method of electrifying the old-master portrait tradition with sufficient energy [was] to absorb the real, living world.” – Robert Rosenblum

  • Artist Bio

    Andy Warhol

    American • 1928 - 1987

    Andy Warhol was the leading exponent of the Pop Art movement in the U.S. in the 1960s. Following an early career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol achieved fame with his revolutionary series of silkscreened prints and paintings of familiar objects, such as Campbell's soup tins, and celebrities, such as Marilyn Monroe. Obsessed with popular culture, celebrity and advertising, Warhol created his slick, seemingly mass-produced images of everyday subject matter from his famed Factory studio in New York City. His use of mechanical methods of reproduction, notably the commercial technique of silk screening, wholly revolutionized art-making.

    Working as an artist, but also director and producer, Warhol produced a number of avant-garde films in addition to managing the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground and founding Interview magazine. A central figure in the New York art scene until his untimely death in 1987, Warhol was notably also a mentor to such artists as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

     

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Portrait of a Woman (Linda Oxenberg)

signed and dated "Andy Warhol 85" on the overlap; further stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York, initialed "VF" and numbered “PA50.004” on the overlap
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm.)
Executed in 1985.

Estimate
$150,000 - 200,000 

sold for $412,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 432 and 450 Park Avenue