Andy Warhol, ‘Alexander The Great’, 1982, Wright
Andy Warhol, ‘Alexander The Great’, 1982, Wright

This work is number 36 of 65 trial proofs aside from the edition of 25 published by Alexander Iolas, New York in cooperation with the Hellenic Heritage Foundation to coincide with The Search for Alexander exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Signature: Signed and numbered to lower right 'Andy Warhol TP 36/65'.

1992, Macedonian Centre for Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987, Feldman and Schellmann, FS II.291-292

Christie's, Thessaloniki, 12 April 1995, Lot 113 | Acquired from the previous by the present owner

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