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  • Provenance

    Andy Warhol Foundation
    Private Collection, Pacific Northwest

  • Literature

    F. Feldman and J. Schellmann, eds., Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, Fourth Revised and Expanded Edition, New York, 2004, cat. no., IIIB.50, p. 278

  • 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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John Gotti

5 unique screen prints, each with colored paper collage
each 31 x 24 in. (78.7 x 61 cm.)
This work is based on a publicity photograph of John Gotti, created for the cover of Time magazine, September 19, 1986.
Each stamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and numbered "115.153; 115.154; 115.156; 115.161; 115.163" respectively on the reverse.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $167,000

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