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  • 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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Property from a private European Collection

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Mao

1972
Screenprint in colours, on Beckett High White paper, the full sheet.
S. 91.4 x 91.4 cm (35 7/8 x 35 7/8 in.)
Signed in blue ball-point pen and stamp-numbered 42/250 on the reverse (there were also 50 artist's proofs), with the artist and printer's copyright inkstamp on the reverse, published by Castelli Graphics and Multiples, Inc., New York, framed.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £35,000

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London Auction 7 June 2017