Andy Warhol, ‘Bighorn Ram (F. & S. II.302)’, 1983, Sotheby's

Property from a Private Collection, Maryland

Signed in pencil and numbered 131/150 (total edition includes 30 artist's proofs and ten in Roman numerals), from the Endangered Species portfolio, Lenox Museum Board, with the blindstamp of the printer, Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, and the inkstamp of the publisher, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc., New York, on the verso, framed.

sheet: 965 by 965 mm 38 by 38 in

B R Kornblatt, Washington D.C.

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