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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the Estate of Andy Warhol by the present owner, circa 2005

  • Literature

    see Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann IIIA.3

  • 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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circa 1978
Unique screenprint, on Curtis Rag paper, with full margins.
I. 46.6 x 37 cm (18 3/8 x 14 5/8 in.)
S. 57.2 x 44.7 cm (22 1/2 x 17 5/8 in.)

A rare unpublished proof (there was no edition), with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Visual Arts Foundation inkstamps, and with the number 'UP48.52' and the initials 'VF' in pencil on the reverse, printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, framed.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £43,750

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 10 September 2020