Andy Warhol - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    The Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
    Private Collection, New York
    Taylor Gallery, Belfast
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Whyte's, Dublin, 26 May 2014, lot 147
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Andy Warhol, A Retrospective, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1989, no. 436, p. 386 (another variant illustrated)
    Andy Warhol 365 Takes, exh. cat., The Andy Warhol Museum, New York, 2004, p. 97 (another variant illustrated)

  • Literature

    Charles F. Stuckley, Andy Warhol: Heaven and Hell Are Just One Breath Away! Late Paintings and Related Works, 1984-1986, New York, 1992, pp. 60-61 (another variant illustrated)
    Germano Celant, Super Warhol, Monaco, 2003, no. 248, p. 485 (another variant illustrated)

  • 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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signed, stamped with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and the Estate of Andy Warhol stamps, numbered and dated 'PA 10.614 Andy Warhol 85 A157.0310' on the reverse; numbered 'PA 10.614' on the stretcher
synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas
20.3 x 25.1 cm (7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.)
Painted in 1985.

£70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for £86,360

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 March 2023