Andy Warhol - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 23, 2008 | Phillips

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  • 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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Red Lenin

Screenprint in colors, on Arches 88 paper, the full sheet,
S. 39 3/8 x 29 3/8 in. (100 x 74.6 cm)
signed by Frederick W. Hughes, Executor from the Estate of Andy Warhol, and numbered 57/120 in pencil on a stamped certificate of authenticity on the reverse (there were also 24 artist's proofs), published by Andy Warhol, New York, two dark scuffs at the upper right and left sheet, a small accretion at center right, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York