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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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1985
Screenprint in colors, on Lenox Museum Board, the full sheet,
S. 38 x 38 in. (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
signed and numbered 79/190 in pencil (there were also 30 artist's proofs), published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New york, with the copyright inkstamp on the reverse, the colors fresh and bright, very minor scuffing visible in raking light, two minute accretions (at lower left star and beside left mountain shadow in center right image), a few minute spots of soiling in places at the sheet edges, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $31,250

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York