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  • Literature

    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann IIB.290

  • Catalogue Essay

    The period after the Civil War was a time of great transition and innovation in the United States. Work began on the bridge in 1867 and was completed in 1883. It was the longest suspension bridge in the world for 20 years and
    has remained one of the most well known in the world and a symbol of New York City. This print was created by Andy Warhol in 1983 to commemorate its 100th anniversary.

  • 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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Brooklyn Bridge

1983
Unique screenprint in colors, on Lenox Museum Board, the full sheet,
S. 39 1/8 x 39 1/8 in. (99.4 x 99.4 cm)
signed and numbered `TP 19/25' in pencil (a unique trial proof), there was also a numbered edition of 200, published by the 1983 Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Commission, Inc., New York, with the Andy Warhol Copyright inkstamp on the reverse, in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $60,000

Evening Editions

21 April 2011
New York