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  • Provenance

    The Estate of Andy Warhol, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    "My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person."
    Andy Warhol

  • 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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176

Sid Bass

circa 1980
synthetic polymer paint, silkscreen inks on canvas
40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
Stamped by The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation and numbered "P050.229" along the overlap.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Contact Specialist
Kate Bryan
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New York
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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 14 November 2014 11am