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  • 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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Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother book

1954
Twenty photo-lithographs, on colored wove paper, the full sheets (trimmed along the sheet edge where previously bound),
all S. 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (22.2 x 14 cm)
from the edition of unknown size, a few of the colored pages faded, time staining, otherwise all in good condition, lacking the illustrated cover and binding, all unframed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,750

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York