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  • Provenance

    Archive of Galerie Klüser, Munich

  • Exhibited

    Munich, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Lenin by Warhol, 24 February – 30 April 1987, p. 32 (illustrated)
    New York, Gagosian Gallery, Cast a Cold Eye: The Late Work of Andy Warhol, 25 October – 22 December 2006, p. 274, 143 (illustrated, p. 143)

  • Artist Biography

    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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signed and dated 'Andy Warhol 86' on the overlap
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
183 x 122 cm (72 x 48 in.)
Executed in 1986.

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Andy Warhol's Lenin: Works from the Archive of Galerie Klüser

London Selling Exhibition 26 September - 4 October 2019