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  • Provenance

    Estate of Rupert Jasen Smith

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Rupert [Jasen Smith] was back from being out looking for…pictures for the New Myths series…(b)ut I think the best thing we decided to do is have people come and dress up in the costumes and we’ll take the pictures ourselves, because that way there’s no copyright to worry about."  
     
    A. Warhol, The Andy Warhol Diaries, New York, 1989, pp.333 & 354

  • Artist Biography

    Andy Warhol

    American • 1928 - 1987

    Known as the “King of Pop,” Andy Warhol was the leading face of the Pop Art movement in the United States 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 like Campbell's soup tins, and celebrities like 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 a mentor to such artists as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Four works: Untitled (Mother Goose, Santa, Mammy, and Dracula)

1978-79
Polaroid® photographs. 
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (10.8 x 8.6 cm) each except Mammy, 3 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. (8.6 x 10.8 cm).
Each blindstamped "©Andy Warhol" in the lower margin (except Mammy) and stamped with the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc. seal and numbered "A174.009" (Mother Goose), "A177.009" (Santa), "A178.009" (Mammy), and "A174.009" (Dracula) on the reverse.  These works are each unique. 

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

15 May 2009, 10am
New York