Andy Warhol, ‘$1.57 Giant Size’, 1963, Bengtsson Fine Art

Screenprint on coated record cover stock. The cover was printed by Andy Warhol and Billy Kluver in many color variations, each print is unique ! They printed a number of cover stocks in 1963, no copies were signed at the time. In 1971 Warhol decided to sign an edition of 75 copies, this copy is not signed or numbered. This copy stays as it was intended in 1963. Minor surface scratches on some black areas(common on this delicate screen print)Includes the record with interviews with the following artists: Brecht, Dine, Johns, Lichtenstein, Wesley, Watts, Wesselmann, Warhol, Oldenburg, Rosenquist, Rauschenberg.

Signature: Not signed or numbered.

Publisher: Billy Kluver, New York

Feldman Schellmann ll.2

Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington DC, 1963
Private collection, Sweden

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, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York