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Andy Warhol

American, 1928-1987

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.

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Mickey Mouse F&S II.265
By Andy Warhol
Located in Miami, FL
From the Myths Portfolio hand signed and numbered in pencil on the lower left. Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc. New York. Andy War...
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1980s Contemporary Andy Warhol

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Bananas
By Andy Warhol
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
This work is unique. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts issued by Christie’s. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the A...
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1970s Pop Art Andy Warhol

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Polaroid

Bananas
H 4.25 in. W 3.375 in.
Pat Hearn
By Andy Warhol
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
This work is unique. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation numb...
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1980s Pop Art Andy Warhol

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Polaroid

Pat Hearn
H 4.25 in. W 3.375 in.
Marisa Berenson and Young Man
By Andy Warhol
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
This work is unique. Four stitched gelatin silver prints. Each print dimensions: 11 x 14 in. Overall dimensions: 22 x 28 in. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on t...
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1970s Pop Art Andy Warhol

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Silver Gelatin

Tina Turner
By Andy Warhol
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1970s Pop Art Andy Warhol

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Polaroid

Tina Turner
H 4.25 in. W 3.375 in.
After the Party (F. & S. II.183)
By Andy Warhol
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
This is a unique trial proof, aside from the edition of 1000. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts issued by Christie’s. St...
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1970s Pop Art Andy Warhol

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Carolina Herrera
By Andy Warhol
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
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1970s Pop Art Andy Warhol

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Polaroid

Carolina Herrera
H 4.25 in. W 3.375 in.
Campbell's Soup II, Cheddar Cheese F&S II.63
By Andy Warhol
Located in Miami, FL
Signed, dated and numbered in ball-point pen on the reverse. One of the most famous and recognizable images in art history, Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup cans helped to usher in the ...
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1960s Pop Art Andy Warhol

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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The difference between a print and a lithograph is that “print” is a general term and “lithograph” is a specific printing method (one of the most commonly used in the 20th and 21st centuries). This means that a lithograph is always a print, but not all prints are lithographs. A print is a work of art made by imprinting a design from a matrix made of one of the following media: stone, wood or metal. The artist creates the design on the matrix which is then inked and transferred onto the support. The support is usually made of paper. With respect to lithography, the process begins by drawing on or painting on a stone surface with an oil-based substance, such as a greasy crayon or tusche (an oily wash). The stone is then covered with water, which is repelled by the oily areas. Oil-based ink is then applied to the wet stone, adhering only to the oily image. The stone is then covered with a sheet of paper and run through a press.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    Andy Warhol is among the mostpopular artists of the 20th century. One of his most significant contributions was his use of silkscreen printing, a mass-production technique. Warhol overlaid brightly colored inks to produce varying images, which he repeated in large grids in such works as his famed Marilyn Diptych (1962).Hence, there are many buyers competing for his autograph. Today, an Andy Warhol signature is likely to be worth around $1,000. On 1stDibs, find a range of authentic Andy Warhol art for your home.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Andy Warhol was a leading visual artist in the Pop art movement. He is known for his bright and colorful silkscreens, photography and more. Find a sprawling collection of Andy Warhol art on 1stDibs.