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Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol, Photograph of Victor Hugo and John Lennon (The Beatles), 1978

circa 1985

$18,000

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Illustrated in The Andy Warhol Diaries by Andy Warhol. Edited by Pat Hackett, Warner Books, 1991. As well as, Contact Warhol Photography Without End. Both iconic books highlighting Warhol's most famous photographs. John Lennon followed his success as a member of The Beatles with a successful solo career, during which he often collaborated with his wife, Yoko Ono. Victor Hugo was an artist and assistant to Andy Warhol at The Factory and the partner of fashion designer Halston. It was his job to recruit the subjects for Warhol’s Sex Parts prints and Torso Series of paintings. According to Ronnie Cutrone, “Victor Hugo… would recruit people from the baths in those days… The choreography was basically strip and make yourself comfortable.” Victor Hugo himself appeared in a few of each. While John Lennon’s role in Warhol’s social circle was probably a little different from Victor Hugo’s, it is clear that their paths still crossed. Warhol liked to surround himself with people that were like him, in other words, people that were creative geniuses. Therefore, John Lennon had to be around sometimes. John Lennon, like so many other stars of the time, also appeared in a few prints made by Warhol. – Pat Hackett, editor of The Warhol Diaries Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 16.5 x 18 in. Work is framed to archival standards by Handmade Frames of Brooklyn, New York. Stamped on verso by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. This is a unique work. Work comes with an authentication letter from the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board. Stamped on verso by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board Provenance: From the artist to Pat Hackett to the current owner The purchaser is acquiring ownership rights only of the physical work of art described herein, and that this transfer of ownership of the physical work of art does not convey to the purchaser any copyright or reproduction rights except (a) the right to display the physical work of art and (b) reproduce the work only in an exhibition catalog relating to exhibit of the work, and in no other medium. Any other use of the work of art is absolutely prohibited without prior written consent of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which may be withheld in its absolute discretion. Shipping, tax, and service quoted by seller.

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  • Artist
    Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987, American)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1985
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Gallery Location
    LOS ANGELES, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: AW-0000941stDibs: LU90633288701

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About Andy Warhol (Artist)

The name of American artist Andy Warhol is all but synonymous with Pop art, the movement he helped shape in the 1960s. He is known for his clever appropriation of motifs and images from popular advertising and commercials, which he integrated into graphic, vibrant works that utilized mass-production technologies such as printmaking, photography and silkscreening. Later in his career, he expanded his oeuvre to include other forms of media, founding Interview magazine and producing fashion shoots and films on-site at the Factory, his world-famous studio in New York.


     Born and educated in in Pittsburgh, Warhol moved to New York City in 1949 and built a successful career as a commercial illustrator. Although he made whimsical drawings as a hobby during these years, his career as a fine artist began in the mid-1950s with ink-blot drawings and hand-drawn silkscreens. The 1955 lithograph You Can Lead a Shoe to Water illustrates how he incorporated in his artwork advertising styles and techniques, in this case shoe commercials.


     As a child, Warhol was often sick and spent much of his time in bed, where he would make sketches and put together collections of movie-star photographs. He described this period as formative in terms of his skills and interests. Indeed, Warhol remained obsessed with celebrities throughout his career, often producing series devoted to a famous face or an object from the popular culture, such as Chairman Mao or Campbell’s tomato soup. The1967 silkscreen Marilyn 25 embodies his love of bright color and famous subjects.


     Warhol was a prominent cultural figure in New York during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. The Factory was a gathering place for the era’s celebrities, writers, drag queens and fellow artists, and collaboration was common. To this day, Warhol remains one of the most important artists of the 20th century and continues to exert influence on contemporary creators.

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