Andy Warhol - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 13, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gift of the artist to the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Andy gave these both to me wrapped in brown paper, under the dinner table at the Odeon. I am sure you know how he was so generous like that.

  • 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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Be Somebody with a Body

Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas.
8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.)
Signed, dedicated and dated "R.L.M love Andy Warhol 85" on the overlap. Stamped by The Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board and numbered A105.111 on the overlap.

$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for $134,500

Contemporary Art Part II

13 May 2011
New York