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  • Provenance


    Acquired directly from the artist; the Andy Warhol Foundation, New York; Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; Private collection, New York

  • 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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16A

Torso

1977

Screenprint on Lenox museum board.

152.4 × 102 cm (60 × 40 1/8 in).

Stamped with the Estate and Foundation seals and numbered ‘UP 56.47’ on the reverse.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

SEX Theme Sale

19 March 2010
London