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  • Provenance

    Collection of Ethel and Leonard Kessler (acquired directly from the artist)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    A Picture Show by Andy Warhol, exh. cat., Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 1976, pp. 130-131 (another example illustrated)
    Jesse Kornbluth, Pre-Pop Warhol, New York, 1988, no. 35, pp. 99-103 (another example illustrated)
    David Bourdon, Warhol, New York, 1989, pp. 48-49 (another example illustrated)
    Andy Warhol: Drawings 1942-1987, exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Basel, 1998, n.p. (another example illustrated)
    Ivan Vartanian, Andy Warhol: Drawings and Illustrations of the 1950’s, Tokyo, 2000, pp. 30-32 (another example illustrated)
    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, Milan, 2003, no. IV.68 [b], p. 333 (another example illustrated)

  • 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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One Blue Pussy

titled "One Blue Pussy" lower center; signed and numbered "69 Andy Warhol" on the reverse
offset lithograph and watercolor on paper
9 x 5 7/8 in. (22.9 x 14.9 cm)
Executed circa 1954, this work is number 69 from an edition of 190.

$15,000 - 20,000 

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connect / reflect / COLLECT a selection of contemporary art

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