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  • Provenance

    Bronka and Jacob Weintraub, New York (acquired directly from the artist in 1986)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

  • 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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Portrait of Bronka Weintraub

signed and dated "Andy Warhol 86" on the overlap
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
40 1/8 x 40 1/8 in. (101.8 x 101.8 cm)
Executed in 1986.

Estimate
$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $126,000

Contact Specialist

John McCord
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New York
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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York 8 December 2020