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  • 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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The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A & B and Back Again)

1975
The first edition book by Andy Warhol in hard-cover,
8 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. (21.6 x 14.9 cm)
signed on the paper wrapper, cover page and page 92 in black ink, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York and London, occasional foxing throughout, the signatures offsetting onto proceeding pages, minor scuffing and wear on the paper wrapper, otherwise in good condition.

Estimate
$500 - 700 

Sold for $1,750

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York