Andy Warhol - Modern & Contemporary Editions New York Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | Phillips

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    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 385b

  • 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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Cowboys and Indians: Indian Head Nickel

Unique screenprint in colors, on Lenox Museum Board paper, the full sheet,
S. 36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
signed, and numbered `TP 12/36' in pencil (a trial proof, the edition was 250 and 50 artist's proofs), published by Gaultney, Klineman Art, Inc., New York, with the Andy Warhol Authentication Board Inc. inkstamp and numbered 'A124-036' on the reverse, a few minor scuffs, a minute abrasion at the face by the hair (with associated ink loss), a soft crease at lower right corner (with slight ink loss), otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $32,500

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York