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  • Provenance

    Gift of the artist

  • Literature

    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann IV.52-68

  • 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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25 Cats Named Sam and one Blue Pussy book

The complete set of seventeen offset lithographs, six with hand-coloring, on wove papers, bound (as issued),
9 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 1/4 in. (23.5 x 15.6 x .6 cm)
from the edition of 190, pale staining near the sheet edges, the watercolor offsetting slightly on adjacent pages, red cat with a crease in lower sheet, the hardcover splitting at the rear spine, minor wear, otherwise all in very good condition.

$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $37,500


8 June 2011 New York