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  • Provenance

    Estate of Andy Warhol
    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
    Private Collection, Greenwich
    Christie’s, New York, 16 November 2000, Lot 185
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie; London, Tate Modern, Andy Warhol: Retrospective, 2 October 2001 - 1 April 2002, no. 236, pp. 278, 313 (exhibited and illustrated, p. 278)

  • 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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Self-Portrait

1986
stamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation stamps and numbered ‘TOP84.005’ on the reverse
acrylic on paper
101.6 x 76.2 cm. (40 x 30 in.)
Painted in 1986.

Estimate
HK$650,000 - 850,000 
€71,700-93,800
$83,300-109,000

Sold for HK$1,062,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2017