Andy Warhol, ‘Avanti Cars’, 1962, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Signature: Signed, Dated "62", Dedicated To Jay and stamped by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc., and numbered A129.9511 on the overlap

"Cars", Baghoomian, New York, 1988, no. 31

Georg Frei & Neil Printz Eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Paintings and Sculptures 1961-1963, Volume 1, New York 2002, p. 197, No. 221, illustrated in color.

Jay Shriver, New York (a gift from the artist)
Richard Hines, New York
Barbara Divver, New York
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Vivian Horan, New York
William J. Hokin, Chicago
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
Christies, New York: November 21, 1996, Lot 179
Private Collection
Sotheby's, London: October 12, 2007, Lot 28

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