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    Freyda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 265

  • Catalogue Essay

    Wednesday, July 22, 1981
    Got up early, it was a pretty day. I was going to go walking with Interviews but I had a lunch date with Mercedes Kellogg and she brought the von Bulow guy, the one who’s accused of trying to kill his wife with insulin, she’s been in a coma for months. Ala von Auersperg is her daughter from her first husband and she and her brother are accusing him. He’s about fifty-five, I think. He told anecdotes.
    At 4:00 the Walt Disney film crew came and shot me in front of my Shoes and my Walt Disney drawings. They asked me who my favorite Disney character was and I said “Minnie Mouse, because she can get me close to Mickey”.

    p. 397 The Warhol Diaries, Pat Hackett editor

  • 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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Mickey Mouse, from Myths

Screenprint in colors with diamond dust, on Lenox Museum Board, the full sheet.
S. 38 x 38 in. (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
Signed and numbered 84/200 in pencil (there were also 30 artist's proofs), published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York (with their and the artist's copyright inkstamp on the reverse), framed.

$90,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $137,500

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 25 October 2019