Andy Warhol - Photographs London Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York
    Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles (Karen Kaine);
    Christie's Online, Andy Warhol @ Christie‘s: Studio 54, 3 May 2013, lot 191 (Tina Chow);
    Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art, London
    Christie's London, 1 July 2009, lot 80 (Diana Ross)

  • Literature

    M. Mendelsohn, Andy Warhol: Polaroids 1958-1987, Cologne: Taschen, 2017, pp. 329, 380, variants

  • 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.


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POLAROIDS from the Piero Bisazza Collection


Karen Kaine, Diana Ross, Tina Chow

Three unique Polaroid Polacolor Type 108 prints.
Each image: 9.4 x 7.2 cm (3 3/4 x 2 7/8 in.)
Each sheet: 10.7 x 8.5 cm (4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Two with copyright credit blindstamps in the margins; two initialled 'T.J.H.' by Timothy J. Hunt of the Andy Warhol Foundation, each with Estate of Andy Warhol stamp and numbered 'FA 05.02391', 'FA 04.05297', 'FA 04.03415' respectively, in another hand, all in pencil, and on the verso.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £9,375

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London Auction 1 November 2018