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  • Provenance

    acquired directly from the artist in 1977

  • Exhibited

    Warhol in Colorado, Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, 2011

  • Literature

    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 90-99

  • 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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Mao portfolio

The complete set of ten screenprints in colors, on Beckett High White paper, the full sheets,
all S. 36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
all signed in ball-point pen and stamp numbered 222/250 on the reverse (there were also 50 artist’s proofs), co-published by Castelli Graphics and Multiples, Inc., New York, all in very good condition, all framed.

$600,000 - 800,000 

Sold for $938,500

Evening Editions

21 April 2011
New York