Andy Warhol - Evening Editions New York Thursday, April 21, 2011 | Phillips
  • 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

    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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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, DENVER

37

Mao portfolio

1972
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.

Estimate
$600,000 - 800,000 

Sold for $938,500

Evening Editions

21 April 2011
New York