Andy Warhol - The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams New York Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 1

  • Catalogue Essay

    This little print is ground breaking. 
    Considered Andy Warhol’s “first print” in his mature pop style and is no. 1 in his catalogue raisonne of prints. 
    Here Warhol has cropped an appropriated image (a found advertisement).
    Up until this point Warhol worked on his commercial illustrations in a more fluid hands-on approach based on his ink line drawings or with rubber stamps.
    Warhol’s desire to have his art made like a machine, by a machine—is successfully executed here as his only photoengraving.
    It is printed without any grandiose fanfare—very direct and mechanical which is exactly what the artist was seeking.

  • 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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Cooking Pot, from International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving

Photo-engraving, on Rives BFK paper.
6 x 4 1/2 in. (15.2 x 11.4 cm).
From the edition of 60 and 25 artist's proofs, with the artist's blindstamp, published by Galleria Schwarz, Milan.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $11,250

The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams

7 April 2010
New York