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  • Literature

    see Frayda Feldman and Jorg Schellmann IIB. 404-405

  • Catalogue Essay

    As an image Moonwalk has strong associations to every viewer but as is the case time and again, Andy Warhol’s original intent is even more prophetic and indelible.
    This was the first and only work completed before his death for a newly planned series of works, TV Portfolio, which was going to include important images that we know from television.
    Martin Luther King Jr. giving his I Have a Dream speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963; Babe Ruth receiving an award at Yankee Stadium in New York on June, 13, 1948; Ed Sullivan introducing the Beatles on his television show on February 8, 1964; along with episodes from I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners.
    We can all envision these images interpreted by him and could have only have hoped he would have included when Andy Warhol was a guest star on The Love Boat, October, 12, 1985.

  • 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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Moonwalk

1987
Unique screenprint in colors, on Lenox Museum Board, the full sheet,
S. 38 x 38 in. (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
signed with stamped signature and numbered `TP 41/66' in pencil (from the unique TP edition), with the stamped Certificate of Authenticity, numbered and signed in pencil by Frederick Hughes (executor of the Estate), Rupert Jasen Smith (printer) and Ronald Feldman (publisher) on the reverse, published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc., New York, framed.

Estimate
$70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $185,000

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New York Auctions 21 April 2015