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  • Literature

    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 161-4

  • Catalogue Essay

    [Warhol] had reduced one of the most feared symbols on the planet to a simple still life... Why, he even painted the large ones with a sponge mop, like a Midwestern housewife with an apple pie in the over. In fact, I chose a sickle that had the word "Champion" on it, but the whole series could have just as easily read "Made in the U.S.A."Ronnie Cutrone, 2004

  • 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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Hammer and Sickle

The complete set of four screenprints in colors, on Strathmore Bristol paper, the full sheets,
all S. 30 1/4 x 40 7/8 in. (76.8 x 103.8 cm)
all signed and numbered 16/50 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc., New York, a few foxmarks in the white areas, F & S 161 with an area of ink loss at right sheet edge, otherwise all in good condition, all unframed.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $41,250


8 June 2010
New York