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Andy Warhol Record Cover Art 1982
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1982 1st pressing, Querelle vinyl album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Catalogue Raisonne: Paul Marechal: Andy Warhol, The Complete Commissioned Record Covers. Cover:...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare 1960s Andy Warhol Record Art: 1964 1st pressing, 'This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all Warhol illustrations. Cover: ...
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1960s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art (Warhol album art)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol record art 1983: Off-set lithograph on record album cover. 12 x 12 Inches (30.48 x 30.48 cm). Cover: Very good to excellent condition. Includes original record in excell...
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1980s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art set of 4 (Andy Warhol album art)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art 1976-1986: Set of 4 Andy Warhol illustrated record covers (accompanied by their original records): Warhol's classic rendition of Aretha Franklin, John Lennon...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art set of 4 (Andy Warhol album art)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art 1982-1986: Set of 4 Andy Warhol illustrated record covers (accompanied by their original records): Warhol's classic rendition of Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, D...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1960s Andy Warhol Record Art 1964 1st pressing, 'This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set...
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Rare original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare 1960s Andy Warhol Record Art: 1964 1st pressing, 'This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all Warhol illustrations. Cover: ...
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1960s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Rats & Stars Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all 1980's Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's ...
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Andy Warhol John Lennon Vinyl Record Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol, John Lennon 1986: Rare sought-after Andy Warhol John Lennon Vinyl Record Art: Offset illustrated by Andy Warhol shortly before his death in 1986 for the estate of John L...
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Warhol Aretha Franklin Vinyl Record Art (unopened/sealed)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol, Aretha Franklin 1986: Sought-after Aretha Franklin record art illustrated and designed by Andy Warhol. A rare example, new and unopened in its original packaging. Offse...
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Warhol Banana Cover: Nico & The Velvet Underground Vinyl Record
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
The Velvet Underground & Nico Vinyl Record circa early 1980's. Original Record Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Excellent condition. Looks very cool framed. Medium: Off Set Lithograph on ...
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Andy Warhol Velvet Underground Vinyl Record Art
By (after) Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol and The Velvet Underground Rare sought after Green Banana cover art Released in Europe circa late 1990's Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches (30.48 x 30.48) Excellent overall c...
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Off the Record / Andy Warhol / Velvet Underground
By Kerry Smith
Located in Kansas City, MO
Title : Off the Record / Andy Warhol / Velvet Underground Materials : Gouache & oil stick on board Date : 2017 Dimensions : 20″ x 21″ Description : Off The Record is a series of Gou...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Gouache, Board

Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art 1964: ‘This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the most visually striking of all Warhol album illustrations after that of ...
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1960s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph, Offset

Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art: 1983 1st pressing, Miguel Bose, Mad In Spain Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Catalogue Raisonne: Paul Marechal: Andy Warhol, The Comp...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art: 1983 1st pressing, Miguel Bose, Mad In Spain Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Catalogue Raisonne: Paul Marechal: Andy Warhol, The Comp...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art: 1983 1st pressing, Miguel Bose, Mad In Spain Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Catalogue Raisonne: Paul Marechal: Andy Warhol, The Comp...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art 1982
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1982 1st pressing, Querelle vinyl album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Catalogue Raisonne: Paul Marechal: Andy Warhol, The Complete Commissioned Record Covers. Cover:...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art 1982
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1982 1st pressing, Querelle vinyl album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Catalogue Raisonne: Paul Marechal: Andy Warhol, The Complete Commissioned Record Covers. Cover:...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art 1982
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1982 1st pressing, Querelle vinyl album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Catalogue Raisonne: Paul Marechal: Andy Warhol, The Complete Commissioned Record Covers. Cover:...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare 1960s Andy Warhol Record Art: 1964 1st pressing, 'This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all Warhol illustrations. Cover: ...
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1960s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Rare original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1960s Andy Warhol Record Art 1964 1st pressing sealed in its original packaging, 'This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all Warho...
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Rare original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1960s Andy Warhol Record Art 1964 1st pressing, 'This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set...
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1960s Pop Art More Art

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art (Warhol album art)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol record art 1983: Off-set lithograph on record album cover. 12 x 12 Inches (30.48 x 30.48 cm). Cover: Very good to excellent condition. Includes original record in excell...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art (Warhol album art)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol record art 1983: Off-set lithograph on record album cover. 12 x 12 Inches (30.48 x 30.48 cm). Cover: Very good to excellent condition. Includes original record in excell...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art (1960s Andy Warhol)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art 1964: ‘This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the most visually striking of all Warhol album illustrations after that of ...
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1960s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph, Offset

Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Rats & Stars Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all 1980's Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's ...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Miguel Bose, Mad In Spain Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Catalogue Raisonne: Paul Marechal: Andy Warhol, The Complete Commissioned Record...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Rats & Stars Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all 1980's Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's orig...
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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Rats & Stars Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all 1980's Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's orig...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Miguel Bose, Mad In Spain Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Catalogue Raisonne: Paul Marechal: Andy Warhol, The Complete Commissioned Record...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1986 1st pressing, Debbie, Harry, "French Kissin" Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. 12 x 12 Inches (30.48 x 30.48 cm) Very good condition *Includes...
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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Miguel Bose, Mad In Spain Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's original screen print from the same year 12 x...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Original Andy Warhol record album art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Rats & Stars Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all 1980's Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's orig...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Album Cover Art, 1986 Debbie Harry, "French Kissin" Vinyl Album; 1986 1st pressing. Featured prominently in 'Andy Warhol: The Record Covers, 1949-1987, a Catalog Raisonn...
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Original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1986 1st pressing, Debbie, Harry, "French Kissin" Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. 12 x 12 Inches (30.48 x 30.48 cm) Some minor shelf wear; otherw...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Rats & Stars Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all 1980's Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's orig...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Offset

Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Rats & Stars Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all 1980's Warhol illustrations. Cover: Offset print of Warhol's o...
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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Miguel Bose, Mad In Spain Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's original screen print from the same year 12 x...
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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1964 1st pressing, 'This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's phone boot...
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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Rats & Stars Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all 1980's Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's orig...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Offset

Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Rats & Stars Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all 1980's Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's ...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Debbie, Harry, Rockbird Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. 12 x 12 Inches (30.48 x 30.48 cm) Very good to excellent condition *Includes ori...
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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1983 1st pressing, Rats & Stars Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all 1980's Warhol illustrations Cover: Offset print of Warhol's orig...
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1980s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph, Offset

Original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1986 1st pressing, Debbie, Harry, "French Kissin" Vinyl Album featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. 12 x 12 Inches (30.48 x 30.48 cm) Very good condition *Includes original ...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Album Cover Art, 1986 Debbie Harry, "French Kissin" Vinyl Album; 1986 1st pressing. Featured prominently in 'Andy Warhol: The Record Covers, 1949-1987, a Catalog Raisonn...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Rare original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1964 1st pressing, 'This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's phone boot...
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1960s Pop Art More Art

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Rare original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1964 1st pressing, 'This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's phone boot...
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1960s Pop Art More Art

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Rare original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1964 1st pressing, 'This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's phone boot...
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1960s Pop Art More Art

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Rare original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
1964 1st pressing, 'This Is John Wallowitch' featuring Original Cover Art by Andy Warhol. One of the rarest of all Warhol illustrations. Cover: Off-set print of Warhol's phone boot...
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1960s Pop Art More Art

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Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art set of 4 (Andy Warhol album art)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art 1982-1986: Set of 4 Andy Warhol illustrated record covers (accompanied by their original records): Warhol's classic rendition of Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, D...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Offset

Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art set of 4 (Andy Warhol album art)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art 1982-1986: Set of 4 Andy Warhol illustrated record covers (accompanied by their original records): Warhol's classic rendition of Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, D...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Offset

Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art set of 4 (Andy Warhol album art)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art 1982-1986: Set of 4 Andy Warhol illustrated record covers (accompanied by their original records): Warhol's classic rendition of Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, D...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Offset

Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art set of 4 (Andy Warhol album art)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art 1977-1986: Set of 4 Andy Warhol illustrated record covers (accompanied by their original records): Warhol's classic rendition of Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, T...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Offset

Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art set of 4 (Andy Warhol album art)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art 1977-1986: Set of 4 Andy Warhol illustrated record covers (accompanied by their original records): Warhol's classic rendition of Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, T...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Offset

Rare Andy Warhol Record Cover Art set of 4 (Andy Warhol album art)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Record Art 1977-1986: Set of 4 Andy Warhol illustrated record covers (accompanied by their original records): Warhol's classic rendition of Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, T...
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1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

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Original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art (Warhol Debbie Harry)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Album Cover Art, 1986 Debbie Harry, "French Kissin" Vinyl Album; 1986 1st pressing. Featured prominently in 'Andy Warhol: The Record Covers, 1949-1987, a Catalog Raisonn...
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Original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art (Warhol Debbie Harry)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Album Cover Art, 1986 Debbie Harry, "French Kissin" Vinyl Album; 1986 1st pressing. Featured prominently in 'Andy Warhol: The Record Covers, 1949-1987, a Catalog Raisonn...
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Original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art (Warhol Debbie Harry)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Album Cover Art, 1986 Debbie Harry, "French Kissin" Vinyl Album; 1986 1st pressing. Featured prominently in 'Andy Warhol: The Record Covers, 1949-1987, a Catalog Raisonn...
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Original Andy Warhol Record Cover Art (Warhol Debbie Harry)
By Andy Warhol
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol Album Cover Art, 1986: Debbie Harry, "French Kissin" Vinyl Album; 1986 1st pressing. Featured prominently in 'Andy Warhol: The Record Covers, 1949-1987, a Catalog Raison...
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Andy Warhol Record For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact andy warhol record you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Contemporary style, while we also have 1 Contemporary versions to choose from as well. Finding the perfect andy warhol record may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. On 1stDibs, the right andy warhol record is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes black, white, gray and blue. Finding an appealing andy warhol record — no matter the origin — is easy, but Andy Warhol, (after) Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground and Kerry Smith each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Artworks like these — often created in offset print, lithograph and screen print — can elevate any room of your home. A large andy warhol record can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller andy warhol record, measuring 12 high and 12 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a Andy Warhol Record?

The price for a andy warhol record in our collection starts at $100 and tops out at $775 with the average selling for $180.

Andy Warhol Biography and Important Works

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, Warhol 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. The 1967 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.

Find a collection of original Andy Warhol art on 1stDibs.

A Close Look at Pop Art Art

Perhaps one of the most influential contemporary-art movements, Pop art emerged in the 1950s. In stark contrast to traditional artistic practice, it drew on imagery from popular culture — comic books, advertising, product packaging and other commercial media — to create paintings and sculptures that celebrated ordinary life in the most literal way.

Pop art started in Britain as a reaction, both positive and critical, to the period’s consumerism. Its goal was to put popular culture on the same level as so-called high culture.

Richard Hamilton’s 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? is widely believed to have kickstarted this unconventional new style.

Pop art works are distinguished by their bold imagery, bright colors and seemingly commonplace subject matter. Practitioners sought to challenge the status quo, breaking with the perceived elitism of the previously dominant Abstract Expressionism and making statements about current events. Other key characteristics of Pop art include appropriation of imagery and techniques from popular and commercial culture; use of different media and formats; repetition in imagery and iconography; incorporation of mundane objects from advertisements, cartoons and other popular media; hard edges; and ironic and witty treatment of subject matter.

Although British artists launched the movement, they were soon overshadowed by their American counterparts. Pop art is perhaps most closely identified with Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known Pop artists started in commercial art (Warhol made whimsical drawings as a hobby during his early years as a commercial illustrator), a background that helped them in merging high and popular culture.

Roy Lichtenstein was another prominent American Pop artist. Much like Warhol, Lichtenstein drew his subjects from print media, particularly comic strips, producing paintings and sculptures characterized by primary colors, bold outlines and halftone dots, elements appropriated from commercial printing. Recontextualizing a lowbrow image by importing it into a fine-art context was a trademark of his style. Neo-pop artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami further blurred the line between art and popular culture.

Pop art rose to prominence largely through the work of a handful of men creating works that were unemotional and distanced — in other words, stereotypically masculine. However, there were many important female Pop artists, such as Rosalyn Drexler, whose significant contributions to the movement are recognized today. Best known for her work as a playwright and novelist, Drexler also created paintings and collages embodying Pop art themes and stylistic features.

Read more about the history of Pop art and the style’s famous artists, and browse a collection of Pop art prints, photography and other works on 1stDibs.