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  • 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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Merce Cunningham

1974
Screenprint, on white paper.
30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 50.8 cm).
Aside from the edition of 100 and 30 artist's proofs on Japanese gift wrapping paper and 4 trial proofs on various colored Cockerell papers, published by Castelli Graphics, New York, for the portfolio Cunningham I to raise funds for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, with the Estate of Andy Warhol inkstamps and initialed in pencil by the estate on the reverse, framed.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,000

NEW YORK NEW YORK

12 Dec 2009
New York