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Andy WARHOL

Andy WARHOL

1928–1987, USA

Also known as: AW

Name: Andy, Andrew Warhola WARHOL
Birth: 1928, USA
Died: 1987, USA

More than twenty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol’s life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that “everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” His omnivorous curiosity resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and most importantly contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture.

A skilled (analog) social networker, Warhol parlayed his fame, one connection at a time, to the status of a globally recognized brand. Decades before widespread reliance on portable media devices, he documented his daily activities and interactions on his traveling audio tape recorder and beloved Minox 35EL camera. Predating the hyper-personal outlets now provided online, Warhol captured life’s every minute detail in all its messy, ordinary glamour and broadcast it through his work, to a wide and receptive audience.
The youngest child of three, Andy was born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in the working-class neighborhood of Oakland, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Stricken at an early age with a rare neurological disorder, the young Andy Warhol found solace and escape in the form of popular celebrity magazines and DC comic books, imagery he would return to years later. Predating the multiple silver wigs and deadpan demeanor of later years, Andy experimented with inventing personae during his college years. He signed greeting cards “André”, and ultimately dropped the “a” from his last name, shortly after moving to New York and following his graduation with a degree in Pictorial Design from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1949.
Work came quickly to Warhol in New York, a city he made his home and studio for the rest of his life. Within a year of arriving, Warhol garnered top assignments as a commercial artist for a variety of clients including Columbia Records, Glamour magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, NBC, Tiffany & Co., Vogue, and others. He also designed fetching window displays for Bonwit Teller and I. Miller department stores. After establishing himself as an acclaimed graphic artist, Warhol turned to painting and drawing in the 1950s, and in 1952 he had his first solo exhibition at the Hugo Gallery, with Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote. As he matured, his paintings incorporated photo-based techniques he developed as a commercial illustrator. The Museum of Modern Art (among others) took notice, and in 1956 the institution included his work in his first group show.

The turbulent 1960s ignited an impressive and wildly prolific time in Warhol’s life. It is this period, extending into the early 1970s, which saw the production of many of Warhol’s most iconic works. Building on the emerging movement of Pop Art, wherein artists used everyday consumer objects as subjects, Warhol started painting readily found, mass-produced objects, drawing on his extensive advertising background. When asked about the impulse to paint Campbell’s soup cans, Warhol replied, “I wanted to paint nothing. I was looking for something that was the essence of nothing, and that was it”. The humble soup cans would soon take their place among the Marilyn Monroes, Dollar Signs, Disasters, and Coca Cola Bottles as essential, exemplary works of contemporary art.

Operating out of a silver-painted, and foil-draped studio nicknamed The Factory, located at 231 East 47th Street, (his second studio space to hold that title), Warhol embraced work in film and video. He made his first films with a newly purchased Bolex camera in 1963 and began experimenting with video as early as 1965. Now considered avant-garde cinema classics, Warhol’s early films include Sleep (1963), Blow Job (1964), Empire (1963), and Kiss (1963-64). With sold out screenings in New York, Los Angeles, and Cannes, the split-screen, pseudo documentary Chelsea Girls (1966) brought new attention to Warhol from the film world. Art critic David Bourdon wrote, “word around town was underground cinema had finally found its Sound of Music in Chelsea Girls.” Warhol would make nearly 600 films and nearly 2500 videos. Among these are the 500, 4-minute films that comprise Warhol’s Screen Tests, which feature unflinching portraits of friends, associates and visitors to the Factory, all deemed by Warhol to be in possession of “star quality”.

Despite a brief self-declared retirement from painting following an exhibition of Flowers in Paris, Warhol continued to make sculptures (including the well known screenprinted boxes with the logos of Brillo and Heinz Ketchup) prints, and films. During this time he also expanded his interests into the realm of performance and music, producing the traveling multi-media spectacle, The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, with the Velvet Underground and Nico,
In 1968 Warhol suffered a nearly fatal gun-shot wound from aspiring playwright and radical feminist author, Valerie Solanas. The shooting, which occurred in the entrance of the Factory, forever changed Warhol. Some point to the shock of this event as a factor in his further embrace of an increasingly distant persona. The brush with death along with mounting pressure from the Internal Revenue Service (stemming from his critical stance against President Richard Nixon), seem to have prompted Warhol to document his life to an ever more obsessive degree. He would dictate every activity, including noting the most minor expenses, and employ interns and assistants to transcribe the content of what would amount to over 3,400 audio tapes. Portions of these accounts were published posthumously in 1987 as The Warhol Diaries.

The traumatic attempt on his life did not, however, slow down his output or his cunning ability to seamlessly infiltrate the worlds of fashion, music, media, and celebrity. His artistic practice soon intersected with all aspects of popular culture, in some cases long before it would become truly popular. He co-founded Interview Magazine; appeared on television in a memorable episode of The Love Boat; painted an early computer portrait of singer Debbie Harry; designed Grammy-winning record covers for The Rolling Stones; signed with a modeling agency; contributed short films to Saturday Night Live; and produced Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes and Andy Warhol’s TV, his own television programs for MTV and cable access. He also developed a strong business in commissioned portraits, becoming highly sought after for his brilliantly-colored paintings of politicians, entertainers, sports figures, writers, debutantes and heads of state. His paintings, prints, photographs and drawings of this time include the important series, Skulls, Guns, Camouflage, Mao, and The Last Supper.

While in Milan, attending the opening of the exhibition of The Last Supper paintings, Warhol complained of severe pain in his right side. After delaying a hospital visit, he was eventually convinced by his doctors to check into New York Hospital for gall bladder surgery. On February 22, 1987, while in recovery from this routine operation, Andy Warhol died. Following burial in Pittsburgh, thousands of mourners paid their respects at a memorial service held at Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The service was attended by numerous associates and admirers including artists Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, and entertainer Liza Minnelli. Readings were contributed by Yoko Ono and Factory collaborator and close friend, Brigid Berlin.
Plans to house The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh were announced in 1989, two years after the establishment of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Through the ongoing efforts of both of these institutions, Andy Warhol remains not only a fascinating cultural icon, but an inspiration to new generations of artists, curators, filmmakers, designers, and cultural innovators the world over.

Source: http://www.warholfoundation.org

Andrew Warhola föddes i Pittsburgh 1928. Hans föräldrar kom från det nuvarande Slovakien. I mitten av 40-talet läste han formgivning vid högskolan Carnegie Institute of Technology i Pittsburgh och efter examen flyttade han till New York. Hela 50-talet var Warhol en lyckad reklamtecknare som fick flera priser för sin grafik. Redan då började han odla myten och bilden runt sig. Det var också då som han förkortade sitt namn till Andy Warhol. De första bilderna från 60- talet var serieinspirerade och hade drag av reklam. Bland annat kom några av hans mer kända verk till nu: soppburkarn från Campbells på målningar. Hans färgglada siksceentryck av dåtidens kändisar kom ocskå till nu.
Att göra konst till massorna blev också möjligt när Warhol 1963 skaffade en grupp medarbetare som kallades Factory. Factory.
Warhol sysslade också med experimentella filmen i mitten på 60-talet och gjorde över 70 filmer. Han samarbetade också med bland andra gruppen Velvet Underground.
Senare kom Warhol att ägna sig alltmer åt porträtt på beställning. Han drev en tidning och marknadsförde sig själv.
1968 utsattes Warhol för ett mordförsök utfört av den militanta feministen Valerie Solanas. Han skadades svårt men överlevde.

Source: http://www.andywarhol.se/

Marilyn (f. & S. Ii.30) by Andy WARHOL

Marilyn (f. & S. Ii.30) (-67)

Price GBP 50,000 (€70,124)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 25,000–35,000
Kimiko (f. & S. Ii.237) by Andy WARHOL

Kimiko (f. & S. Ii.237) (1981)

Price GBP 13,750 (€19,284)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 7,000–10,000
Love (f. & S. Ii.311) by Andy WARHOL

Love (f. & S. Ii.311) (1983)

Price GBP 10,625 (€14,902)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 4,500–6,500
Space Fruit: Still Lifes by Andy WARHOL

Space Fruit: Still Lifes (1979)

Price USD 5,000 (€4,033)
Estimated USD 3,400–6,500
John Wayne by Andy WARHOL

John Wayne (1986)

Price USD 80,000 (€64,530)
Estimated USD 45,000–95,000
Dollar Sign by Andy WARHOL

Dollar Sign (Executed in 1982)

Price EUR 51,900
Estimated EUR 30,000–50,000
Liz #1 (early Colored Liz) by Andy WARHOL

Liz #1 (early Colored Liz) (Executed in 1963)

Price USD 20,325,000 (€2,292,820)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated USD 20,000,000–30,000,000
Mick Jagger by Andy WARHOL

Mick Jagger (Executed in 1975)

Price SEK 210,000 (€23,825)
Estimated SEK 200,000–225,000
Cow by Andy WARHOL

Cow (-73)

Price SEK 110,000 (€12,480)
Estimated SEK 60,000–80,000
Details Of Renaissance Paintings by Andy WARHOL

Details Of Renaissance Paintings (1984)

Price SEK 46,000 (€5,219)
Estimated SEK 40,000–50,000
Strawberry by Andy WARHOL

Strawberry

Price USD 2,558 (€1,982)
Estimated USD 800–1,200
Butterfly by Andy WARHOL

Butterfly

Price USD 2,328 (€1,803)
Estimated USD 800–1,200
Most Wanted Men No. 2, Victor G by Andy WARHOL

Most Wanted Men No. 2, Victor G

Price USD 586 (€452)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated USD 200–400
Signed Page From Penthouse Magazine by Andy WARHOL

Signed Page From Penthouse Magazine

Price USD 713 (€550)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated USD 300–500
Liz On Teal Background by Andy WARHOL

Liz On Teal Background

Price USD 1,380 (€1,028)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated USD 1,000–2,000
Soupcan by Andy WARHOL

Soupcan (1970)

Price EUR 3,900
Estimated
Selbstportrait by Andy WARHOL

Selbstportrait (-80)

Price EUR 3,000
Estimated
Herself, From: Ingrid Bergman by Andy WARHOL

Herself, From: Ingrid Bergman

Price EUR 20,153
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated EUR 13,000–16,000
Twice Signed S & H Green Stamps Exhibition Invitation by Andy WARHOL

Twice Signed S & H Green Stamps Exhibition Invitation (Executed ca.1965)

Price USD 1,638 (€1,305)
Estimated USD 700–900
Bookplate Depicting Liza Minelli, From “andy Warhol's Portraits Of The 70's by Andy WARHOL

Bookplate Depicting Liza Minelli, From “andy Warhol's Portraits Of The 70's (Executed ca.1979)

Price USD 736 (€587)
Estimated USD 300–500
Halston by Andy WARHOL

Halston

Price USD 747 (€595)
Estimated USD 1,000–2,000
Smiling Sun by Andy WARHOL

Smiling Sun

Price USD 2,357 (€1,879)
Estimated USD 800–1,200
Space Fruit - Apples, 1979 Special Edition by Andy WARHOL

Space Fruit - Apples, 1979 Special Edition (1979)

Price EUR 4,000
Estimated
Campbell's Tomato Rice Soup Can, 20.11.1971 by Andy WARHOL

Campbell's Tomato Rice Soup Can, 20.11.1971

Price EUR 6,500
Estimated
Paloma Picasso by Andy WARHOL

Paloma Picasso (1975)

Price EUR 5,400
Estimated EUR 3,000–4,000
Mammy by Andy WARHOL

Mammy

Price EUR 19,000
Estimated EUR 6,000–8,000
Kölner Dom by Andy WARHOL

Kölner Dom

Price EUR 11,000
Estimated EUR 6,000–8,000
Marilyn by Andy WARHOL

Marilyn

Price USD 5,761 (€4,381)
Estimated USD 300–500
(mouse Small) Fips by Andy WARHOL

(mouse Small) Fips (-85)

Price USD 59,400 (€44,791)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated USD 20,000–30,000
Torsos by Andy WARHOL

Torsos

Price SEK 0 (€0)
Not sold
Estimated SEK 5,000
Mao Tse-tung by Andy WARHOL

Mao Tse-tung (1972)

Price SEK 205,000 (€22,519)
Estimated SEK 150,000–200,000
Marilyn Monroe by Andy WARHOL

Marilyn Monroe (1967)

Price SEK 400,000 (€43,940)
Estimated SEK 200,000–250,000
Paris Review by Andy WARHOL

Paris Review (1967)

Price SEK 38,000 (€4,174)
Estimated SEK 40,000–45,000
Greta Garbo: Dreaming by Andy WARHOL

Greta Garbo: Dreaming (1988)

Price SEK 38,000 (€4,174)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000
George Gershwin by Andy WARHOL

George Gershwin (1980)

Price SEK 70,000 (€7,690)
Estimated SEK 40,000–50,000
The Marx Brothers by Andy WARHOL

The Marx Brothers (1980)

Price SEK 220,000 (€24,167)
Estimated SEK 80,000–100,000
Details Of Renaissance Paintings: Paolo Uccello, St George And The Dragon, 1460 by Andy WARHOL

Details Of Renaissance Paintings: Paolo Uccello, St George And The Dragon, 1460 (1984)

Price SEK 60,000 (€6,591)
Estimated SEK 30,000–40,000
One Blue Pussy by Andy WARHOL

One Blue Pussy (Executed 1950's)

Price USD 6,095 (€4,554)
Estimated USD 1,000–2,000

"high"heal"wingtip

Price USD 3,335 (€2,492)
Estimated USD 1,000–2,000
Flowers 2 (blue) by Andy WARHOL

Flowers 2 (blue) (-78)

Price USD 3,507 (€2,620)
Estimated USD 1,000–2,000
Warhol by Andy WARHOL

Warhol

Price USD 3,191 (€2,314)
Estimated USD 500–800
Mick Jagger by Andy WARHOL

Mick Jagger (1975)

Price SEK 160,000 (€17,453)
Estimated SEK 150,000–175,000
Mao Tse-tung by Andy WARHOL

Mao Tse-tung (1972)

Price SEK 160,000 (€17,453)
Estimated SEK 150,000–200,000
Details Of Renaissance Paintings, Leonard Da Vinci, The Annunciation by Andy WARHOL

Details Of Renaissance Paintings, Leonard Da Vinci, The Annunciation (1984)

Price SEK 68,000 (€7,417)
Estimated SEK 60,000–80,000
Flowers (hand Colored) by Andy WARHOL

Flowers (hand Colored) (1974)

Price SEK 13,000 (€1,418)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
Cow by Andy WARHOL

Cow (1966)

Price USD 2,645 (€1,847)
Estimated USD 2,500–3,500
Mao Tse-tung by Andy WARHOL

Mao Tse-tung (1972)

Price USD 34,500 (€25,410)
Estimated USD 20,000–40,000
Mao Wallpaper by Andy WARHOL

Mao Wallpaper (1974)

Price SEK 38,000 (€3,972)
Estimated SEK 15,000–18,000
Campbell's Soup I: Chicken Noodle by Andy WARHOL

Campbell's Soup I: Chicken Noodle (1968)

Price SEK 105,000 (€10,976)
Estimated SEK 60,000–80,000
Campbell's Soup Ii: Hot Dog Bean by Andy WARHOL

Campbell's Soup Ii: Hot Dog Bean (1969)

Price SEK 32,000 (€3,345)
Estimated SEK 30,000–40,000
Flowers (hand Colored) by Andy WARHOL

Flowers (hand Colored) (1974)

Price SEK 22,000 (€2,300)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000
Mick Jagger by Andy WARHOL

Mick Jagger (1975)

Price SEK 180,000 (€18,815)
Estimated SEK 150,000–200,000
Gertrude Stein by Andy WARHOL

Gertrude Stein (1980)

Price SEK 26,000 (€2,718)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
Golda Meir by Andy WARHOL

Golda Meir (1980)

Price SEK 75,000 (€7,840)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
Reigning Queens: Queen Ntombi Twala by Andy WARHOL

Reigning Queens: Queen Ntombi Twala (1985)

Price SEK 34,000 (€3,554)
Estimated SEK 30,000–35,000
Portrait Of Linda Cossey With Camera by Andy WARHOL

Portrait Of Linda Cossey With Camera (Executed circa 1981)

Price GBP 881,250 (€1,002,686)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 450,000–550,000
Dollar Sign by Andy WARHOL

Dollar Sign (1981, (PA30.069))

Price GBP 2,281,250 (€2,595,606)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 1,200,000–1,800,000
Campbell's Soup I: Golden Mushroom by Andy WARHOL

Campbell's Soup I: Golden Mushroom (1969)

Price NOK 45,000 (€5,297)
Estimated NOK 60,000–80,000
Committee 2000 by Andy WARHOL

Committee 2000

Price SEK 18,000 (€1,721)
Estimated SEK 18,000–20,000
Peaches From Space Fruit: Still Life by Andy WARHOL

Peaches From Space Fruit: Still Life

Price SEK 32,000 (€3,059)
Estimated SEK 15,000–18,000
Mick Jagger by Andy WARHOL

Mick Jagger (1975)

Price SEK 0 (€0)
Not sold
Estimated SEK 240,000–260,000
Self-portrait by Andy WARHOL

Self-portrait (1978)

Price SEK 58,000 (€5,548)
Estimated SEK 40,000–60,000
The Philosophy Of Andy Warhol (from A To B & Back Again) by Andy WARHOL

The Philosophy Of Andy Warhol (from A To B & Back Again) (1982)

Price SEK 6,400 (€612)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
Flowers by Andy WARHOL

Flowers (55/250)

Price EUR 2,700
Estimated EUR 800–1,000
Querelle, Filmaffisch by Andy WARHOL

Querelle, Filmaffisch

Price SEK 1,500 (€146)
Estimated SEK 1,200
Ingrid Bergman: With Hat by Andy WARHOL

Ingrid Bergman: With Hat (1983)

Price SEK 170,000 (€15,793)
Estimated SEK 150,000–175,000
Flowers Hand Colored by Andy WARHOL

Flowers Hand Colored (1974)

Price SEK 10,000 (€929)
Estimated SEK 15,000–18,000
Frölunda Hockey Player by Andy WARHOL

Frölunda Hockey Player (1986)

Price SEK 40,000 (€3,716)
Estimated SEK 40,000–50,000
Campbell's Soup Can (tomato) Paper Bag by Andy WARHOL

Campbell's Soup Can (tomato) Paper Bag (1966)

Price SEK 0 (€0)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000

Flowers

Price SEK 20,000 (€2,150)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000