Andy Warhol - Evening Editions London Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 303

  • Catalogue Essay

    From the portfolio Art and Sports, containing works from 17 artists; the original art portfolio of the XIV Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia.

  • 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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Speed Skater, from Art and Sports portfolio

Screenprint in colours, on Arches Aquarelle paper, the full sheet,
S. 84.6 x 61.3 cm (33 1/4 x 24 1/8 in)
signed and numbered 50/50 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs, from the Deluxe edition, there was also a standard edition of 150 on Arches 88 paper), published by Visconti Art Spectrum, Vienna, occasional soft creasing, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £6,000

Evening Editions

27 February 2013