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Lot 1705
Andy Warhol (American, 1928 - 1987). "The Star [Greta Garbo as Mata Hari] [announcement]". Color offset lithograph. 1981. Signed in black marker, lower center. Edition unknown, presumed small (250?). Light cream wove paper. Printed to the edge of the sheet. Fine impression. Fine condition. Literature/catalogue raisonne: cf. Feldman/Schellmann II.258. This "mini portfolio" card announcement features the portrait of Greta Garbo as Mata Hari, an image based on a still by Clarence Sinclair Bull from the 1931 movie of the same name, with Garbo wearing elaborate earrings and a headdress. The image was issued as one of the silkscreens in Warhol's famous 'Myths' portfolio, one of his most sought after collections. Our example is one of the set of 10 announcements included in a purple portfolio wrapper with a separate card containing information about the series (folder and information card not part of lot). Published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York City. Image copyright Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 6 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. (175 x 175 mm). Image size: 6 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. (175 x 175 mm). [28475] |800| {R100} (TL1) tozz~trzz

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1705: ANDY WARHOL - The Star [Greta Garbo as Mata Hari]

Auction ended on Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Estimate $1,500 - $1,800
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