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  • Provenance

    Hermann Wünsche, Bonn
    Acquired from the above by Toni Schumacher in 1983/4

  • Literature

    Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 182
    Andy Warhol: Das Graphische Werk 1962-1980, exh. cat., Hermann Wünsche, Bonn, 1981, no. 137

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The pose he [Warhol] chose of me for the final portrait is similar to the one he chose for Muhammad Ali, with the fist by the chin."
    - Toni Schumacher in conversation with Anne Schneider-Wilson, July 2020

  • 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 the Collection of Toni Schumacher

17

Muhammad Ali

1978
Screenprint in colours, on Strathmore Bristol paper, the full sheet.
S. 101.7 x 76 cm (40 x 29 7/8 in.)
Signed and numbered 32/150 in black felt-tip pen, and dedicated 'To Harald Schumacher, best wishes for the European Championship' in ink (faded) on the front (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc., New York (with their inkstamp on the reverse), framed.

Estimate
£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £106,250

Contact Specialist
Rebecca Tooby-Desmond
Specialist, Head of Sale, Editions, Associate Director
London
+44 207 318 4079

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 10 September 2020