Andy Warhol - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 377-386

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: John Wayne; Annie Oakley; General Custer; Northwest Coast Mask; Kachina dolls; Plains Indian Shield; Mother and Child; Geronimo; Indian Head Nickel and Teddy Roosevelt

  • 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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Cowboys and Indians

The complete set of ten screenprints in colors with colophon, on Lenox Museum Board paper, the full sheets,
S. 36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
all signed and numbered `PP 3/15' in pencil (a printer's proof, the edition was 250 and 50 artist's proofs), published by Gaultney-Klineman Art, Inc., New York, three with very minor soiling in places, otherwise all in very good condition, all unframed, contained in original cardboard box (wear and tape remains).

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $134,500

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York