Andy Warhol - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips
  • Andy Bakes a Cake, photo by Thomas Lafferty. Originally printed in Vogue Magazine. At last Andy begins working baking his cake with very strange ingredients, topping it off with gold leaf for the frosting.
    • Provenance

      Gift of art by decent to present owners

    • Literature

      Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann IV.106-124

    • 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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Property from the family collection of Thom Lafferty


A Gold Book (F. & S. IV.106-124); and Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother

Two artist's books, A Gold Book comprised of the complete set of 20 offset lithographs, five with hand-coloring, 14 on gold paper and six on white wove paper, the full sheets (bound as issued), with the original binding and cover, lacking tissue dividers, and and Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother comprised of 20 offset lithographs (one with hand-coloring), on colored wove paper, bound (as issued), with original paper-covered hardcover with offset lithograph and hand-coloring on the front.
A Gold Book 15 x 11 5/8 x 3/8 in. (38.1 x 29.5 x 1 cm)
Holy Cats 9 x 5 3/4 in. (22.9 x 14.6 cm)

A Gold Book signed, dedicated and numbered '#58' in black ink on the colophon (from the edition of 100), Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother from the edition of unknown size.

Full Cataloguing

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $17,640

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021