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  • Provenance

    The Estate of Andy Warhol
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, November 15, 2000, lot 329
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Andy Warhol, Heads (After Picasso), May 3 – July 14, 1997, no. XXI, p. 71 (illustrated)

  • 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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196

Head (After Picasso)

stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York, initialed and numbered "VF 51.001" on the reverse
charcoal on handmade paper
31 5/8 x 24 in. (80.3 x 61 cm)
Executed in 1985.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $71,820

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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

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