Alexander the Great

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Christie's New York, Prints & Multiples, April 19, 2017, lot 143

  • Literature

    see Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann IIB. 291-292

  • Artist Bio

    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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Alexander the Great

1982
Unique screenprint in colours, on Lenox Museum Board, the full sheet.
S. 101.3 x 101.5 cm (39 7/8 x 39 7/8 in.)
Signed and numbered 'TP 13/15' in pencil (one of 15 unique colour variant trial proofs, there were a further 65 in Arabic numerals and 8 in Roman numerals, both on different sized papers, the regular edition was 25 and 5 artist's proofs), published by Alexander lolas, New York, in co-operation with the Hellenic Heritage Foundation to coincide with the Search for Alexander exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 27 October 1982 to 3 January 1983, framed.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 12 September 2019