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A n d y W a r h o l<br />

S e l e c t e d W o r k s<br />

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Fascinated by consumer culture, the media, and fame, <strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> himself became one of the most famous and important<br />

artists of the twentieth century.<br />

The son of Czechoslovakian immigrants, Andrew <strong>Warhol</strong>a grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, studying art at the<br />

Carnegie Institute of Technology from 1945 to 1949. Soon after graduating he moved to New York City, where he<br />

abbreviated his name to <strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> and began working as a commercial designer and window display artist, winning<br />

several awards for his distinctive advertising designs. At the same time, he was developing his own style of painting, which<br />

was inspired by mass culture, a subject that riveted the artist and dominated his entire oeuvre. By the early 1960s, <strong>Warhol</strong>'s<br />

paintings of dollar bills, soup cans, and movie stars established his status as the founder of pop art. Repetition was a key to<br />

<strong>Warhol</strong>'s work, as evidenced by his many recurrent series which included flowers, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy<br />

Onassis, and Chairman Mao, among others. <strong>Warhol</strong> deliberately infused his work with a mechanical and impersonal<br />

character that intensified when he adopted silkscreen printing techniques in order to increase his production. To accelerate<br />

this process even further, he employed a large group of assistants in his studio, dubbed "The Factory." This practice<br />

brilliantly reflected the commercial, industrial economy of the mechanical reproduction age.<br />

<strong>Warhol</strong> was also a popular and influential figure in the underground film movement; his documentary approach often<br />

focused on banal and repetitive subject matter. In the 1970s he shifted his attention back to painting portraits of famous<br />

people, mainly working on commission. <strong>Warhol</strong>'s bland persona, platinum wig, and public statements such as, "In the<br />

future everybody will be world-famous for 15 minutes," epitomized the underground culture of the 1960s and 1970s. In<br />

1975 he published The Philosophy of <strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong>. During the 1980s <strong>Warhol</strong> often collaborated with younger artists,<br />

including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente. His flamboyant career was suddenly cut short in 1987 when he<br />

died of complications after gall bladder surgery.


<strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> | Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1482 (F&S II.317) | 1984<br />

Screenprint on paper | Signed edition of 70 | 112 x 81 cm<br />

Under £150,<strong>000</strong>


<strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> | Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean) from Ads Portfolio (F&S II.355) | 1985<br />

Screenprint Lenox Museum Board | Signed edition of 190 | 97 x 97 cm<br />

Under £150,<strong>000</strong>


<strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> | Lenin (Black) (F&S II.402) | 1987<br />

Screenprint on Arches wove paper | Signed edition of 120 | 75 x 100 cm<br />

Under £120,<strong>000</strong>


<strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> | Lenin (Red) (F&S II.403) | 1987<br />

Screenprint on Arches wove paper | Estate Stamped - one of 10 HC Copies | 75 x 100 cm<br />

Under £105,<strong>000</strong>


<strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> | Sunset (Hotel Marquette - Signed Unique) green and red (F&S II.85-88) | 1972<br />

Screenprint on paper | Signed unique from edition of 470 | 86 x 86 cm<br />

Under £150,<strong>000</strong>


<strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> | Turtle (F&S II.360A) | 1985<br />

Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board | Signed edition of 250 | 100 x 80 cm<br />

Under £105,<strong>000</strong>


<strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> | Dollar (F&S II. 277) Unique colourway | 1982<br />

Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board | Signed unique from edition of 60 | 40 x 50 cm<br />

Under £105,<strong>000</strong>


<strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> | Dollar (F&S II. 274) Unique colourway | 1982<br />

Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board | Signed unique from edition of 60 | 40 x 50 cm<br />

Under £105,<strong>000</strong>


<strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> | Dollar (F&S II. 276) Unique colourway | 1982<br />

Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board | Signed unique from edition of 60 | 40 x 50 cm<br />

Under £105,<strong>000</strong>


<strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> | $ (Dollar original on canvas) | 1981<br />

Synthetic polymer paint & silkscreen ink on canvas | Estate stamped on verso | 40 x 50 cm<br />

Under £750,<strong>000</strong>


<strong>Andy</strong> <strong>Warhol</strong> in his studio<br />

working on a screen

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