Andy Warhol - Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One London Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Phillips
  • Literature

    see Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann IIB. 372
    see Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 353

  • Artist Biography

    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.


    View More Works



Unique screenprint in colours, on Arches 88 paper, with full margins.
I. 89.5 x 67 cm (35 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.)
S. 109.5 x 77.5 cm (43 1/8 x 30 1/2 in.)

Signed and annotated 'TP' in pencil (one of 25 unnumbered trial proofs in unique colour combinations, before the edition of 100 and 25 artist's proofs), with the artist's copyright inkstamp on the reverse, co-published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York, and Maximilian Verlag Sabine Knust, Munich, framed.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £35,000

Contact Specialist

Anne Schneider-Wilson

Head of Sale, Senior Specialist 
+44 207 4042

Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019