Andy Warhol, ‘Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc. Enlarged Bank Check’, 1970, Posters, Offset lithograph poster. unframed, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc. Enlarged Bank Check, 1970

Offset lithograph poster. unframed
16 7/10 × 37 1/2 in
42.5 × 95.3 cm
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This is awesome - we've never seen another one like it. It depicts a check Andy Warhol wrote …

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Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

Andy Warhol, ‘Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc. Enlarged Bank Check’, 1970, Posters, Offset lithograph poster. unframed, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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This is awesome - we've never seen another one like it. It depicts a check Andy Warhol wrote out and endorsed in 1970 - check # 515 to the Newport Insurance America. The check is for US $520 which seems quite high by 1970s standards - but maybe not? Was it for his artwork? His studio? His townhouse? All of it? …

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Printed signature on the check
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc. Enlarged Bank Check, 1970

Offset lithograph poster. unframed
16 7/10 × 37 1/2 in
42.5 × 95.3 cm
.
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