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.

Electric Chair  (F&S II. 83) Electric Chair  (F&S II. 83)
Howdy Doody  (from the Myths Portfolio) Howdy Doody  (from the Myths Portfolio)
Lee Iacocca Lee Iacocca
A Whole Stocking Full of Good Wishes A Whole Stocking Full of Good Wishes
Poinsettias Poinsettias
ELECTRIC CHAIR (Retrospective Series) ELECTRIC CHAIR (Retrospective Series)
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)
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Electric Chair (F&S II. 83)
Color Screenprint on paper
Signed and Numbered
35.5 x 48 inches
Edition of 250
1971
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Howdy Doody (from the Myths Portfolio)
Screenprint w/ Diamond Dust on Lenox Museum Board Signed and Numbered on reverse
40.5 x 40.5 inches
Edition of 200
1981
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Lee Iacocca
Unique Screenprint
Authenticated by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts with stamped on reverse
31.50 x 23.50 inches
1985
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A Whole Stocking Full of Good Wishes
Unique offset Lithograph
Authenticated by the Estate of Andy Warhol
Condition: Pristine, Newly Framed
22.17 x 17 inches
1956
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Poinsettias
Unique Screenprint
Stamped on reverse by Warhol Estate and Foundation.
Condition: Excellent Newly Framed
21.75 x 15.5 inches
1985
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ELECTRIC CHAIR (Retrospective Series)
Authenticated by the Warhol Estate,
Stamp# UP 47.29
Unique Work
The work is a very rare Double Sided Screenprint on soft white
wove paper
Condition: Excellent Studio Condition, Framed in Plexi double sided Case
17.9 x 23.9 inches
1968
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TOTAL (F/S Cat. #IIIA.69)
Screenprint on Moulin du Verger paper
Authenticated by Warhol Estate and Foundation
Condition: Excellent, Framed
21.75 x 14.75 inches
1986
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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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Unique screenprint
Authenticated by the Estate of Andy Warhol
Condition: Pristine, Newly Framed
22.25 x 15 inches
1986
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