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  • Provenance

    Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York

  • 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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Two works: (i) Reclining Figure with Legs to Chest; (ii) Standing Figure

c. 1956
ink on paper
(i) 21.3 x 27.9 cm (8 3/8 x 11 in.)
(ii) 27.9 x 21.3 cm (11 x 8 3/8 in.)

(i) Stamped with the the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamp and numbered "RR - 30.2," "A1121995" and "C:627.2" on the reverse.
(ii) Stamped with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamp and numbered "RR - 30.1" and "A121.995" on the reverse.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £18,750

Contact Specialist
Henry Highley
Head of Sale
+ 44 20 7318 4061

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 10 February 2016 2pm