Andy Warhol, ‘By The Beautiful Sea’, ca. 1954, Gilden's Art Gallery

Title: By The Beautiful Sea, ca.1954

Technique: Original Ink Drawing on paper

size: 35.5 x 43 cm. / 13.9 x 16.9 in.

Additional Information: This is an original unique work by Andy Warhol (not a print).
It was realised circa1954.
It is stamped verso by the estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc. and numbered on the reserve "235.007".

Note: You and I, you and I, oh! how happy we'll be
When each wave comes a-rolling in
We will duck or swim
And we'll float and fool around the water
Over and under, and then up for air

  • Mitch Miller & The Gang "By The Beautiful Sea"

Provenance: Estate of Andy Warhol.
This work is recorded in the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. It will also be included in the future Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné that is currently being compiled by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Condition: Good condition. The sheet supported with Japan paper. Skillfully repaired tears in the left, lower and right margins. Paper losses in all margins. The sheet is toned.

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