Andy Warhol, ‘ Andy Warhol (after), PROMOTIONAL, Corbis Images, Banana Plush 12", Velvet Underground, NOT MEDICOM’, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

Andy Warhol (after) PROMOTIONAL Corbis Images, Banana Plush 12", Velvet Underground, Nico Corbis Clean Factory N.Y

Interesting plush reproduction of the iconic banana from artist Andy Warhol. Symbol of New York Pop Art of the 60s, this banana was used on the cover of Velvet Underground group of '' The Factory ''. The skin is opened fully with a zipper and reveals the pink banana. Plush has 12 '' long and produced for Corbis.

Signature: Not signed

Manufacturer: Corbis Images  N.Y

Corbis Images, Nico Clean Factory, NY

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