Andy Warhol, ‘Tiger for Art Basel ’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Tiger for Art Basel ’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery

This rare promotional print was published in an edition of 1000, as one of the promotional materials created for the 1987 Art Basel fair - the very last year of Warhol's life. The sheet is mounted on ivory boards and is ready to frame. In fine condition. There were six different color variations of this print, the present being 2 of 6.

Sheet: 7.9 inches (vertical) by 7.9 (horizontal)
mounting: 15.75 inches (vertical) by 15.75 inches (horizontal)

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Signature: Bears Art Basel promotional sticker from 1987 - the last year of Warhol's life - noting its limited edition of 1000.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States