USA, circa 1950/60
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) – US-American artist, graphic artist and filmmaker; leading figure of the American Pop art
With the stamps of the Andy Warhol Estate and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts on the reverse, as well as with handwritten inscription ‘SF’ and authentication number ‘324.052’ in pencil
Image dimensions: 9 x 8 cm, cardboard dimensions: 11.4 x 8.5 cm
Matted under glass in aluminum frame: 29 x 24 cm
Very good condition
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Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 4,000 Euro
In his early career in the 1940s and 1950s, Andy Warhol created several Christmas cards, graphic works and personal drawings for clients to establish himself as a commercial artist in New York.
The foil is attached on the cardboard to the center; the cardboard has been mounted to a backing cardboard to the upper margin. The work is in a very good condition, showing a minor discoloration of the cardboard. The frame is slightly worn. The drawing measures 9 x 8 cm, the cardboard is 11.4 x 8.5 cm in size, and the frame’s dimensions are 29 x 24 cm.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Andy Warhol, founder and leading figure of the American Pop art, was born in 1928 as a son of a Russian family in Pittsburgh. He began his artistic career by creating advertising graphics. In 1956, he presented his first graphic works at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In the early 1960s, Warhol began experimenting with different techniques and started focusing on typical American objects of the consumer society, as for example Campbell’s soup cans or Coca Cola bottles. In 1962, Warhol started with his series of portraits of famous stars, such as Marilyn Monroe or Elvis Presley, who were then at the height of their career. His well-known studio ‘The Factory’ was a meeting point for internationally successful artists, actors and musicians. As early as the 1970s, galleries started exhibiting Warhol’s work, which is now part of some of the most famous collections, including the Modern Museum of Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London and the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris. (cko)
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