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  • Provenance

    Ivan Karp, O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, May 1975
    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 10

  • Artist Biography

    Andy Warhol

    American • 1928 - 1987

    Andy Warhol was the leading exponent of the Pop Art movement in the U.S. 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, such as Campbell's soup tins, and celebrities, such as 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 also a mentor to such artists as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

     

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Banana

circa 1966
Screenprint in colors in two parts (presently with the banana on one side and the peel on the other, conceived so that the peel can be removed and placed anywhere on the sheet), on styrene and laminated plastic, with full margins,
banana I. 11 x 32 1/2 in. (27.9 x 82.6 cm)
peel I. 17 x 36 in. (43.2 x 91.4 cm)
both S. 23 1/2 x 53 1/4 in. (59.7 x 135.3 cm)

incised with signature and dated '67' on the peel side (from the edition of approximately 300), published by the artist, framed (with reverse image visible).

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

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