Schlaifer collection of Warhol posters in June 28 auction
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – On June 28, Rare Posters will present a 3-part auction titled “Warhol – Objects from 1967-1992.” LiveAuctioneers.com will provide the Internet live bidding for the sale.
The main event features the collection of Roger L. and Nance Schlaifer, the original license holders of Andy Warhol’s images during the years 1985-1992. Within the collection are more than 160 published items, including many of Warhols most successful and better-known images, such as the Endangered Species, the Reverse Marilyns, Superman, the First Man on the Moon and the 1983 Brooklyn Bridge in poster, portfolio and calendar format.
The posters presented represent “the first serious effort to create a whole collection of Warhol’s work for the poster market,” said a release issued by Rare Posters.
Roger Schlaifer brought Andy Warhol’s most famous works to the poster market. Published by Nouvelles Images in the late 1980s, the series of posters was carefully designed by Schlaifer’s team, bringing out all the bright colors and vivid contrasts found in Warhol’s work.
The Schlaifer offering is accompanied by a number of prints and posters by other premier pop artists, such as Lichtenstein, Haring, Johns, Dine and Rauschenberg.
Part II showcases art and reference books, and catalogues raisonnes, several signed by such collectible artists as Friedlaender, Leonor Fini, Salvador Dali, Vasarely, and Boulanger.
Part III will focus exclusively on packs and varying lots of original rare posters from the collections of Leo Castelli, Pace Prints, Poster Originals, Galerie Maeght and Hokin Gallery, representing a wide array of artists from Chagall to Wesselmann. This selection presents an ideal opportunity for collectors, gallery owners and Internet sellers.
The auction contains more than 800 items, with opening bids as reasonable as $50.
About Roger and Nance Schlaifer and their collaboration with Andy Warhol:
In the early 1980s, Roger Schlaifer and his wife Nance Schlaifer, commissioned Andy Warhol to create a series of paintings for Cabbage Patch Dolls that their company was promoting. After that venture, the idea of licensing more of Warhol’s images was discussed and an agreement was reached.
Schlaifer found a publisher in France called Nouvelles Images. The publisher and Schlaifer’s team created a series of posters included in this collection. These posters were sold through a catalog to museums shops and art galleries worldwide. The licensing agreement lasted 10 years (1986-1996), and over 60 different images were produced, including the Endangered Species, The Marilyn series, the Myths series including Dracula, Famous Stars including James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra and Sarah Bernhardt. Large size 24 x 30-inch calendars were also produced.
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