Andy Warhol - Wired: Online Auction London Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pollock Fine Art, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2011

  • Exhibited

    Oslo, Rod Bianco Gallery, Andy Warhol: Sex Parts and Fright Wigs, 12 May - 5 June 2011
    Vestfossen, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, OPEN (rather than closed), 2 May - 20 October 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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Self Portrait in Fright Wig

initialed 'T.J.H.' by Timothy J. Hunt of the Andy Warhol Foundation and stamped 'Estate of Andy Warhol' 'Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts' on the reverse
unique Polaroid print
10.7 x 8.5 cm (4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)
Executed in 1986.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £16,380

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 27 October - 3 November 2021