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  • Provenance

    Parkett Publishers, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Skeletons appeared as a limited photo edition in the publication, Parkett No. 12, 1987 featuring Andy Warhol on the cover. Printed in the same year as Andy’s death, former Factory member, Glenn O’Brien, wrote in the issue in memoriam, “Andy was what sports fans call a most valuable player. His work is more valuable now, but not because of some laws of marketing, but because he’s not around himself. Those works are souvenirs and relics. They’re pieces of Andy.”

  • 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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Skeletons

1987
Four gelatin silver prints, stitched together with thread.
Each 5 x 4 in. (12.7 x 10.2 cm); 9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (24.4 x 19.4 cm) overall.
Signed in pencil on the verso. One from an edition of 120.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $17,500

Photographs

4 October 2011
New York