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Lot. 169

WARHOL Andy
( 1928-1987 , U.S.A. )

Title
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
Technique
screenprint
framed
Sign
signed on the lower right, numbered and stamped on the reverse
Literature
”Andy Warhol Prints : A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987”, Tokyo, p.85, No.II.126
Size
sheet size : 100.0×70.0 cm image size : 76.0×57.3 cm
Year
1975 ed. 150
Provenance
private collection, Japan
Estimation
HKD : 30,000 - 50,000
( USD 3,900 - 6,500 )  ( JPY 420,000 - 700,000 )


Price Realized
HKD : 31,460
Born in 1928, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Received B.F.A. from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh in 1949, then moved to New York and starting his career as a commercial artist and illustrator. By the early 1960s, he began to make paintings of cartoon characters and images derived from advertisements such as Coca-Cola bottles and Campbell’s soup cans as well as the celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy. He held his first exhibition at the Ferus Gallery, in New York Guggenheim Museum in 1962, and his solo exhibition at the Stable Gallery, New York in 1963. Founded the Factory that was his studio in 1963 and concentrated on making films. In the early 1970s, he began to paint again, produced monumental portrait of Mao Tse-Tung and Hammer and Sickle series. Published his autobiography 「The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)」 in 1975. Died February 22, 1987 in New York. After his death, in February 2014,the nation’s largest reprospective was opened at Mori museum in Japan. He became the one of the all time the best artist in contemporary.


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