Andy Warhol

​Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in 1928 to Slovak immigrants in a working-class suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He entered the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1945, where he majored in pictorial design. Upon graduation, Warhol moved to New York with fellow student Philip Pearlstein. He worked as a commercial artist illustrating for several magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and The New Yorker. He did advertising and window displays for retail stores such as Bonwit Teller and I. Miller. Prophetically, his first assignment was for Glamour Magazine for an article entitled ‘Success is a Job in New York.’ In 1952, he had his first solo exhibition at the Hugo Gallery, exhibiting ‘Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote’. Warhol’s work was exhibited in several venues throughout the fifties including his first group show at The Museum of Modern Art in 1955. In 1953, he produced his first illustrated book, A is an Alphabet and Love is a Pink Cake. He formed Andy Warhol Enterprises in 1957.

In 1961, Warhol showed his paintings, ‘Advertisement’, ‘Little King’, ‘Superman’, ‘Before and After’, ‘Superman, Before and After’, and ‘Saturday’s Popeye’ in a window display of Bonwit Teller department store. Appropriating images from popular culture, Warhol created many paintings that remain icons of 20th-century art including the Campbell’s Soup Can, Marilyn and Elvis series. In 1962, the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles exhibited his Campbell’s Soup Cans while the Stable Gallery in New York showed the Baseball, Coca-Cola, Do It Yourself and Dance Diagram paintings among others. In 1963 Warhol established a studio at 231 East 47th Street which became known as the ‘Factory.’ In the 1970s, Warhol renewed his focus on painting and worked extensively on a private commission basis both for corporations and individuals, alike. The artist began the 1980s with the publication of POPism: The Warhol ‘60s. He also began work on Andy Warhol’s TV, a series of half hour of video programs patterned after Interview Magazine.

Following routine gall bladder surgery, Andy Warhol died of complications during his recovery on February 2, 1987. After his burial in Pittsburgh, his friends and associates organized a memorial mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on April 1 that was attended by more than 2,000 people.

In 1989, the Museum of Modern Art in New York had a major retrospective of his works. In 2001 Heiner Bastian curated a Warhol retrospective that began in Berlin and traveled to the Tate in London and finally to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

Jacqueline Kennedy III (Jackie III), from 11 Pop Artists III (F. & S. II.15) Jacqueline Kennedy III (Jackie III), from 11 Pop Artists III (F. & S. II.15)
Electric Chair, Conspiracy Means To Breathe Together Electric Chair, Conspiracy Means To Breathe Together
The Star The Star
Jack Nicklaus Jack Nicklaus
Washington Monument (IIIB.17 [b]) Washington Monument (IIIB.17 [b])
A WHOLE STOCKING FULL OF GOOD WISHES A WHOLE STOCKING FULL OF GOOD WISHES
HALSTON ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN: FRAGRANCE & COSMETICS HALSTON ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN: FRAGRANCE & COSMETICS
MIGUEL BOSE MIGUEL BOSE
FISH (F/S Cat. #IIIA.40) FISH (F/S Cat. #IIIA.40)
Wayne Gretzy #99 Wayne Gretzy #99
A Gold Book: Six Children A Gold Book: Six Children
A Gold Book: Girl Sitting on Stoop A Gold Book: Girl Sitting on Stoop
Poinsettias Poinsettias
Fish Wallpaper Fish Wallpaper
Studio 54 Studio 54
Lee Iacocca Lee Iacocca
Electric Chair Electric Chair
ELECTRIC CHAIR (Retrospective Series) ELECTRIC CHAIR (Retrospective Series)
Flash (November 22, 1963) Flash (November 22, 1963)
Muhammad Ali # 181 Muhammad Ali # 181
TOTAL  (F/S Cat. #IIIA.69) TOTAL  (F/S Cat. #IIIA.69)
Open this end (Paper dress) Open this end (Paper dress)
Steaks 99 CENTS (F/S CAT. # IIIA.68) Steaks 99 CENTS (F/S CAT. # IIIA.68)
FLASH ORANGE PRESIDENTIAL SEAL FLASH ORANGE PRESIDENTIAL SEAL
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Jacqueline Kennedy III (Jackie III), from 11 Pop Artists III (F. & S. II.15)
Screenprint in metallic paint on wove paper.

Roman Numeral numbered & Artist's Rubber stamp signature on the reverse side. Published by Original Editions, New York
40 x 30 inches
1966
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Electric Chair, Conspiracy Means To Breathe Together
Vintage offset lithograph
30.5 x 22.25 inches
1969
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The Star
Vintage offset lithograph representing Greta Garbo as Mata Hari
33 x 24 inches
1971
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Jack Nicklaus
Silkscreen inks on four sheets of collaged acetate, unique
26.25 x 21.25 inches
1977
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Washington Monument (IIIB.17 [b])
Screen Print on color graphic art paper
FROM THE ESTATE OF ANDY WARHOL, AUTHENTICATED BY THE ESTATE OF ANDY WARHOL
Printer: Rupert Jasen Smith, New York
24 x 18 inches
1983
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A WHOLE STOCKING FULL OF GOOD WISHES
OFFSET LITHOGRAPH
FROM THE ESTATE OF ANDY WARHOL, AUTHENTICATED BY THE ESTATE OF ANDY WARHOL
22.12 x 17 inches
1956
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HALSTON ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN: FRAGRANCE & COSMETICS
SCREENPRINT
Based on photographs by Andy Warhol. Created for four double-page Halston advertisements in several publications, including INTERVIEW, September 1982 and the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, September 19, 1982
FROM THE ESTATE OF ANDY WARHOL, AUTHENTICATED BY THE ESTATE OF ANDY WARHOL
32 x 40 inches
1982
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MIGUEL BOSE
SCREENPRINT
FROM THE ESTATE OF ANDY WARHOL, AUTHENTICATED BY THE ESTATE OF ANDY WARHOL
31 x 40 inches
1983
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FISH (F/S Cat. #IIIA.40)
SCREENPRINT ON SILK SCARF
Based on the wallpaper used as a backdrop for the exhibition “Paintings for Children"
FROM THE ESTATE OF ANDY WARHOL, AUTHENTICATED BY THE ESTATE OF ANDY WARHOL
35.5 x 35.5 inches
1983
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Wayne Gretzy #99
Trial Proof (from 46 Unique Trial Proofs)
Foundation Stamped
40 x 32 inches
1984
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A Gold Book: Six Children
Offset Lithograph on Gold Paper
Foundation Stamped
14 x 11 inches
1957
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A Gold Book: Girl Sitting on Stoop
Offset Lithograph on Gold Paper
Foundation Stamped
14 x 11 inches
1957
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Poinsettias
Screenprint
Foundation Stamped
21.75 x 15.5 inches
1985
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Fish Wallpaper
Screenprint on wallpaper
Created as a backdrop for the exhibition "Paintings for Children" at the Bruno Bishofberger Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, December 3, 1983-January 14, 1984
Foundation Stamped
44 x 30 inches
1985
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Studio 54
Screenprint
Foundation Stamped
38 x 25 inches
1978
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Lee Iacocca
Screenprint
Foundation Stamped
31.50 x 23.50 inches
1985
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Electric Chair
Screenprint
Foundation Stamped
18 x 24 inches
1978
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ELECTRIC CHAIR (Retrospective Series)
Warhol Estate Stamp# UP 47.29
Unique Work
Double Sided Screenprint of soft white wove paper
17-7/8 x 23-7/8 inches
1968
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Flash (November 22, 1963)
Unique Work in Silver
Screenprint, colophon and text on white paper
Foundation Stamped on Reverse: #A182-992
21 x 21 inches
1968
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Muhammad Ali # 181
Screenprint on Strathmore Bristol Wove Paper
Signed and dated
42 x 32 inches
Edition of 150
1978
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TOTAL (F/S Cat. #IIIA.69)
Screenprint on Moulin du Verger paper
21 ¾ x 14 ¾ inches
1986
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Open this end (Paper dress)
Silkscreen inks on Waste Basket Boutique dress
Signed
Authenticated by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts with stamped signature
Exhibition History: Venice Biennale, Art & Fashion, Summer 1996; Andy Warhol: A Factory, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; Kunsthalle Wien; Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels; Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao, Fundaçao Serralves, Porto and Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 1998 – April 2000 (no. 119, illustrated in color); Provenance: Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York. (label on verso); John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (label on verso)
36 x 35 1/4 inches
1966
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Steaks 99 CENTS (F/S CAT. # IIIA.68)
Unique screenprint
Stamped on reverse by the Andy Warhol Foundation.
22 x 15 inches
1985
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FLASH ORANGE PRESIDENTIAL SEAL
(TRIAL PROOF)
Screenprint
Stamped on reverse by the Andy Warhol Foundation.
21 x 21 inches
1968
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