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Auction: Editions
was auctioned on: 21 November 2010
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Andy Warhol

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000
Price realised:  US$18,750
Lot number 213, Views: 34

Andy Warhol Camouflage 1987 Unique screenprint in flourescent colors, on Lenox Museum Board paper, the full sheet, S. 38 x 38 in. (96.5 x 96.5 cm) with the Estate of Andy Warhol Certificate of Authenticity stamp on the reverse, signed by Frederick Hughes (executor) and numbered TP 51/84 in pencil, a dark scuff at upper left, a pale scuff in center left (only visible in raking light), minor scuffing and soiling in places near the sheet edges, otherwise in very good condition, framed.
Literature Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 406 Artist Bio Andy Warhol American • 1928 - 1987 A seminal figure in the Pop Art movement of the early 1960s, Andy Warhol's paintings and screenprints are iconic beyond the scope of Art History, having become universal signifiers of an age. An early career in commercial illustration led to Warhol's appropriation of imagery from American popular culture and insistent concern with the superficial wonder of permanent commodification that yielded a synthesis of word and image, of art and the everyday. Warhol's obsession with creating slick, seemingly mass-produced artworks led him towards the commercial technique of screenprinting, which allowed him to produce large editions of his painted subjects. The clean, mechanical surface and perfect registration of the screenprinting process afforded Warhol a revolutionary absence of authorship that was crucial to the Pop Art manifesto. View More Works

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: Editions
Date of the auction: 21 Nov 2010
Address: Phillips
New York