This lot consists of an ink and watercolor illustration on paper, done in the Pop Art style of Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987). "Andy Warhol" is inscribed with graphite at lower right corner of composition. This modern art image reads like the panel of a classic comic, Superman at top left, with larger-than-life words, "PUFF!" and "Good! A mighty puff my super-breath extinguished the forest fire!" A fine addition to any collector's gallery. This unframed piece measures approximately 18.5" x 15.5".
Handwritten graphite inscription on reverse side of artwork reads, "Superman 1960".
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) was a leader of contemporary art, which solidified the way that we now visualize the mid-century American era, its faces, and its mass culture. Warhol was a producer, director, printmaker, and illustrator who hailed from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From his beginnings in the commercial art world, Warhol held a firm grasp of popular image and advertising power. By the time of his death in 1987, Warhol's name would become synonymous with the Banana Factory, Studio 54, Campbell's Tomato Soup, and, most succinctly, Pop Art.
Unframed approx. 18.5" x 15.5".
Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate various collections of Fine Art. The pieces in this auction come from established modern art collectors in the United States and Europe.
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"In the style of" [Artist Name] : The work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but there may be some question as to actual authorship.