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    Frayda Feldmann & Jörg Schellmann 316-319

  • 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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Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus 1482)

1984
The set of four screenprints in colours, on Arches Aquarelle Cold Pressed paper, with full margins,
I. 63.5 x 94 cm (25 x 37 in.)
S. approx 81.5 x 111.4 cm (32 1/8 x 43 7/8 in.)

all signed and numbered 67/70 in pencil (there were also 18 artist's proofs), published by Editions Schellmann & Klüser, Munich and New York (with their and the artist's copyright inkstamp on the reverse), all framed.

Estimate
£120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for £194,500

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm