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  • Literature

    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 267

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Shadow was a popular radio show and movie serial during the 1930s and '40s, Warhol's childhood. In each episode, a crime-fighting detective disappeared as soon as his good deed was accomplished, leaving only his shadow.

  • 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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Property of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

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Myths: The Shadow

1981
Screenprint in colors with diamond dust, on Lenox Museum Board, the full sheet,
S. 38 x 38 in. (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
signed and numbered 47/200 in pencil (there were also 30 artist's proofs), published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York, two dark spots at center left and lower center sheet edges, minor creasing at lower right corner, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $37,500

Editions

8 June 2010
New York