Andy Warhol - Evening & Day Editions London Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Castelli Graphics, New York
    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2013

  • 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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Marilyn (Invitation)

1981
Offset lithograph in colours, on smooth wove paper, printed to the edges (only the front panel).
S. 17.7 x 17.7 cm (6 7/8 x 6 7/8 in.)
Signed in black felt-tip pen, produced as an invitation for the Warhol: A Retrospective 1863-1981 exhibition held at Castelli Graphics, New York, 21 November - 22 December, 1981, lacking the rear leaf with text, framed.

Estimate
£3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £13,860

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14-15 June 2022