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    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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Hammer and Sickle (Special Edition) portfolio

1977
The complete set of seven screenprints in colors, on wove paper, the full sheets,
all S. 30 1/4 x 40 in. (76.8 x 101.6 cm)
all signed and numbered 9/10 in pencil (the only edition), published by Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc., New York, occasional minor soiling in places (particularly visible in the gold shape of two of the prints), one with minor skinning at the reverse of the upper corner, otherwise all in very good condition, all unframed.

Estimate
$60,000 - 90,000 

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York