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  • Provenance

    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., New York
    The Vanmoerkerke Collection, Belgium
    Phillips, London, April 3, 2008, lot 14
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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A Discerning Vision Property from an Important Private Collection

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Three works: (i-iii) Self-Portrait

(i) stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., initialed "T.J.H." and numbered "PA02.00087" on the reverse
(ii) stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., initialed "T.J.H." and numbered "PA02.00049" on the reverse
(iii) stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., initialed "T.J.H." and numbered "PA02.00168" on the reverse

polaroid photographs
each 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (10.8 x 8.6 cm.)
Executed in 1986.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $106,250

Contact Specialist
John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
+1 212 940 1261

20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019