The Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Irving Galleries, Palm Beach
Sotheby’s, Hong Kong
Private Collection, Europe
Hong Kong, Sotheby’s, Panorama: A New Perspective, 29 March – 2 April 2019
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.
Campbell's soup box: Chicken Rice
signed an dated ’86’ on the reverse; further stamped twice by The Estate of Andy Warhol, twice by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and numbered twice ‘VPA90.075’ on the overlap; further stamped by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication board and numbered ‘A145.0310’ on the overlap
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
Executed in 1986.