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  • Provenance

    Gift of the Artist; By decent to current owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    The event never took place and only a few invitations survived.

  • 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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[Launching at The Plaza]

circa 1960
Offset lithograph in colors, with reply card, on laid paper, the full sheet,
invitation S. 8 1/2 x 11 in (21.6 x 27.9 cm);
reply S. 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 in (10.5 x 14 cm)

the print sheet slightly toned, occasional soft handling creases, the palest time staining, a very minor abrasion/raised paper fiber in lower right, minor creasing near sheet edges, otherwise both in very good condition, both unframed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $4,000

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York