Andy Warhol - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, October 16, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galeria Il Centro, Naples; Galleria Lucio Amelio, Naples

  • Exhibited

    Naples, Maschio Angioino, Warhol - Viaggio in Italia, 20 July - 2 November, 1996; Modena, Padiglione d'Arte Moderna, Andy Warhol, 29 August - 23 September, 2002; Arona, Villa Ponti, Made in Warhol, 22 June - October, 2007

  • Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Maschio Angioino, Warhol-Viaggio in Italia, Naples, 1996, p.112 (illustrated); Exhibition catalogue, Padiglione d'Arte Moderna, Andy Warhol, Modena 2002, p.94 (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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Portrait of Man Ray

Colour screenprint.
35 x 35 cm. (13 3/4 x 13 3/4 in).
Signed, numbered of 100 and dated 'Andy Warhol 1974' on the reverse. This work is from an edition of 100.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £7,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

17 Oct 2009