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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • 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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Paratrooper Boots: Positive and Negative (Diptych)

circa 1985-1986
synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas
each 20 1/8 x 16 in. (51.1 x 40.6 cm)
Stamped by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., further stamped twice by the Estate of Andy Warhol along the overlap and numbered "PA10.452" along the overlap and stretcher of Positive . Stamped by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and Estate of Andy Warhol and numbered "PA10.458" along the overlap of Negative .

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $110,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am