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  • Provenance

    Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich

  • Exhibited

    Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein, August 26-October 11, 1992; Museum St. Ingbert, Germany, October 18-November 29, 1992; Hamburg, Gruner + Jahr Pressehaus, December 5, 1992-January 8, 1993; Berlin, Haus am Waldsee, February 5-March 31, 1993; Frankfurt, Fotografie Forum, April 7-May 23, 1993; Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany, June 2-July 25, 1993; Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen Cottbus, Germany, August 21-October 3, 1993; Kulturamt der Stadt Dresden, October 9-November 14, 1993; Burg Beeskow, Germany, November 19, 1993-January 2, 1994; Altenburg, Germany, Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, January 9-February 13, 1994; and Kunstverein Göttingen im Künstlerhaus, Germany, Andy Warhol: Social Disease, Photographs '76-'79 (illustrated, cover and pp. 39-51, 94); Hamburger Kunsthalle, May 13-August 22, 1999 and Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum, November 6, 2000-February 14, 2001, Andy Warhol: Photography (illustrated, pp. 249-254)

  • 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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The works that comprise the present lot are each in excellent condition. There are two faint hairline distortions in the surface of the photograph of “Halston” which do not break the emulsion and only visible in raking light. Each of the photographs are framed.

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Photographs Portfolio: (i) Bianca Jagger at Halston's house, New York; (ii) His Holiness Pope John Paul II., St. Peter's Square, Rome; (iii) Henry Kissinger & Elizabeth Taylor Warner, Washington, D.C.; (iv) Truman Capote at home, New York; (v) Salvador Dali & Ultra Violet, New York; (vi) Diana Vreeland, "Empress of Fashion", New York; (vii) Halston at home, New York; (viii) Tennessee Williams & Producer Lester Persky, New York; (ix) Liza Minelli at Halston's house, New York; (x) Andy Warhol, Self Portrait, Montauk, Long Island; (xi) Peter Malatesta & Monique van Vooren, Washington, D.C.; (xii) Bianca Jagger, Liza Minelli & Jacqueline Onassis in Liza's Dressing room, New York

1980
12 gelatin silver prints with title page, colophon.
(ii – v, viii – xii) 15 7/8 x 20 in. (40.3 x 50.8 cm) each; (i – ii, vi-vii) 20 x 15 7/8 (50.8 x 40.3 cm) each.
Signed and dated "Andy Warhol 1980" on the reverse of each. This work is from an edition of 250.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $81,600

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