Andy Warhol - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Cheim & Read, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Cheim & Reid, Andy Warhol, Edward Ruscha & Robert Mapplethorpe: Three Catholics, April 29 - June 27, 1998; New York, The International Center for Photography, Andy Warhol: Photography, January 11 - March 18, 2001

  • Literature

    H. Cotter, "A Tour Through Chelsea, the New Center of Gravity," The New York Times, May 15, 1998; W. V. Ganis, Andy Warhol's Serial Photography, London, 2004

  • 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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Greco-Roman Figures

Six gelatin silver prints stitched with thread. 
31 3/4 x 27 1/4 in. (80.6 x 69.2 cm) overall.
Signed and dated "Andy Wahol 86" on the reverse.  This work is unique.   

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $50,000

Contemporary Art Part II

15 May 2009, 10am
New York