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  • Provenance

    Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    I had an appointment to meet Bruno Bischofberger at the office at 11:00.
    He invited us to Julian Schnabel’s loft on 20th Street. He’s a friend of
    Ronnie’s, an artist who’s with Castelli now. We got to the place and there
    were these three limos out front—Bruno sure knows how to spoil artists
    fast. Julian lives in the same building as Les Levine, and I was so jealous,
    Julian bought it so cheap four years ago. He’s just married, he introduced
    me to a sort of beautiful wife. And he does sort of bad paintings. He’s very
    pushy. There’s this whole group of kids doing this bad art, I think they’re
    all influenced by Neil Jenney. Then Bruno comes along and says,
    “I’ll buy everything,” and these kids get used to big money, and I don’t
    know what they’ll do when it’s all over—oh but by then it’ll be something
    different, I guess.
    Taken fromW. Brooks, The Andy Warhol Diaries, NewYork, 1991, p 343

  • 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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Bruno Bischofberger


Synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas.

30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm).

This work is
stamped twice by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Estate of
Andy Warhol and numbered PO50.873 on the reverse.

$180,000 - 220,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

16 Nov 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York