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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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Campbell's Soup I: Vegtable Made with Beef Stock

Screenprint in colors, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 32 x 18 7/8 in. (81.3 x 47.9 cm);
S. 35 x 23 in. (88.9 x 58.4 cm)

signed in black ball-point pen, stamp numbered 23/250 (there were also 26 artist's proofs), published by Factory Additions, New York, the red very slightly attenuated, very minor abrasions in the red shape (mainly visible in raking light), soft handling creases, occasional scuffing and minor soiling, pale time staining, otherwise in good condition, framed.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $18,750

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York