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    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 406-413

  • 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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Camouflage

1987
The complete set of eight screenprints in colours (some fluorescent), on Lenox Museum Board, the full sheets,
all S. 96.5 x 96.5 cm (37 7/8 x 37 7/8 in.)
all signed by the executor, titled, inscribed 'REG ED.' and numbered 22/80 in pencil on the reverse on the stamped Certificate of Authenticity, published by Andy Warhol, New York, with his inkstamp copyright on the reverse, all unframed.

Estimate
£100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £134,500

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