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Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987)Attributed: Cherub and Cat from In the Bottom of my Garden series. Ink on paper signed verso circa 1950s. Unframed. This work represents Warhol's ink blot technique.

Blotted line combines drawing with basic printmaking. Warhol began by copying a line drawing in pencil on a piece of non-absorbent paper such as tracing paper. Next he hinged this piece of paper to a second sheet of more absorbent paper by taping their edges together on one side. With a fountain pen Warhol inked over a small section of the drawn lines. He then transferred the ink onto the second sheet by folding along the hinge and lightly pressing or blotting the two papers together. The process resulted in the dotted broken and delicate lines that are characteristic of Warhol's illustrations.
9.5 x 11.5 inches.
Private collection

Condition

Good condition: ink smudges stains surface acretions pinholes discoloring along the edges. On the reverse on the right side of the paper are indications of tape marks. This is part of the process of his blotted line technique.

Blotted line combines drawing with basic printmaking. Warhol began by copying a line drawing in pencil on a piece of non-absorbent paper such as tracing paper. Next he hinged this piece of paper to a second sheet of more absorbent paper by taping their edges together on one side. With a fountain pen Warhol inked over a small section of the drawn lines. He then transferred the ink onto the second sheet by folding along the hinge and lightly pressing or blotting the two papers together. The process resulted in the dotted broken and delicate lines that are characteristic of Warhol's illustrations.
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Andy Warhol: Cherub and Cat from In the Bottom of my

Estimate $7,000 - $10,000May 02
Franklin, MA, USA