Andy Warhol, ‘Baby Jane Holzer ’, ca. 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Baby Jane Holzer ’, ca. 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery

This unique photographic negative with hand coloring by Andy Warhol depicts Jane Holzer, considered one of Andy Warhol’s first superstars, who was discovered while modeling for Vogue. Warhol used this acetate to create his color silkscreen print of Holzer. The Pop artist would transfer the acetate to a transparency, allowing an image to be magnified and projected onto a screen. This portrait has superb provenance as it came directly from Andy Warhol's studio, The Factory, to Warhol's printer. This acetate was delivered by Warhol to Eunice and Jackson Lowell, owners of Chromacomp, a fine art printing studio in New York City. During the 1970s and 1980s, Chromacomp was the premier atelier for fine art limited edition silkscreen prints; Chromacomp was the largest studio producing fine art prints in the world for artists such as Andy Warhol, LeRoy Neiman, Erté, Robert Natkin, Larry Zox, David Hockney and many more. All of the plates were done by hand and in some cases photographically. This work features rouge paste (the red markings) that Warhol himself applied.

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Signature: Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from the representative of the Lowell family, owners of Chromacomp, Inc., Andy Warhol's printer, which received this work directly from Warhol

Acquired directly from Andy Warhol's printer, Chromacomp, Inc.

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Andy Warhol: Lips, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Andy Warhol: Lips, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
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