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Auction: Editions
was auctioned on: 29 April 2013
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Andy Warhol

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Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000
Price realised:  US$12,500
Lot number 31, Views: 106

Andy Warhol Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother; and A is an Alphapet 1954 Two artist's books, comprised of 20 and 26 offset lithographs, on colored and wove paper, bound and loose respectively, alphabet created in collaboration with Ralph Thomas Ward (Corkie), cats: 9 x 6 in (22.9 x 15.2 cm); alphabet: 9 1/2 x 6 in (24.1 x 15.2 cm) both generally in very good condition, both with original covers, alphabet with tracing vellum cover with the text: `a is an alphabet by andy & corki' typewritten on an octagonal label outlined in red, and holy cats with paper covered hardcover with offset lithograph on the front.
Literature A is an Alphabet: Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann IV.1-26 Holy Cats not in Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 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: 29 Apr 2013
Address: Phillips
New York