Andy Warhol - New Now London Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, London
    Sotheby’s, London, 1 July 2014, lot 247
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    'The point was always to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and come up with a likeness that was recognizable but that existed in a 'world that never was', a sort of lusty yet ethereal limbo where everyone was a star, not only for fifteen minutes, but, in this incarnation caught permanently on canvas, 'forever', as in 'Diamonds are forever'. (Henry Geldzahler, 'Andy Warhol: Virginal Voyeur', in Andy Warhol: Portraits, exh. cat., Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Anthony d'Offay, London, 1993, p. 26.)

  • 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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Antoine Grunn

signed, stamped by the Andy Warhol Authentication board Inc. and inscribed 'Andy Warhol A109.091' on the overlap
synthetic polymer paint, paper collage and silkscreen ink on canvas
101.4 x 101.4 cm (39 7/8 x 39 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1981.

£80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for £77,500

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New Now

London Auction 7 December 2017