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  • Provenance

    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York

  • Exhibited

    Cologne, Jablonka Galerie, Andy Warhol: Cosmos, 25 April 2003
    Moscow, Stella Art Gallery, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Tom Wesselmann, 28 November 2003 - 31 January 2004

  • Literature

    Andy Warhol: Cosmos, Exh. Cat., Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, 2003, pp. 7, 21
    Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Tom Wesselmann, Exh. Cat., Stella Art Gallery, Moscow, 2004, pp. 50, 51

  • 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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Four Works: (i), (ii) Saturn and Moons; (iii), (iv) Sun and Moon (Eclipse)

c. 1984
screenprint on acetate with coloured graphic art paper collage
each sheet 40.6 x 35.6 cm. (15 7/8 x 14 in.)
image (i) 30.8 x 24.3 cm. (12 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.); (ii) 32.8 x 25.6 cm. (12 7/8 x 10 1/8 in.); (iii) 33 x 29.5 cm. (12 7/8 x 11 5/8 in.); (iv) 34.3 x 27.3 cm. (13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.)

Each work is respectively numbered ‘101.009, 101.010, 101.018, 101.031’ on the reverse. These works are accompanied by certificates of authenticity from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

£35,000 - 45,000 

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