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  • Provenance

    Estate of Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
    Gagosian Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Gagosian Gallery, Andy Warhol Drawings and Related Works 1951-1986, February - March 2003

  • Literature

    Andy Warhol Drawings and Related Works 1951-1986, Gagosian Gallery, New York, February-March 2003, p 53, illustrated in colour.

  • 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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Boats

1956
pen on paper
43.1 x 35.6 cm (16 7/8 x 14 in.)
Stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and numbered ‘217.122’ on the reverse.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £15,000

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Contemporary Day Sale

London Auction 3 July 2014 2PM