Andy Warhol, ‘Cats and Dogs (Amos)’, Sotheby's

Signature: signed and dated 1976 on the overlap

London, The Mayor Gallery, Cats and Dogs by Andy Warhol, June - August 1976
Stockholm, Galerie Nova, Andy Warhol "Dogs and Cats," October - November 1976

William Feaver, "High and Dry," The Observer, 4 July 1976, p. 21, illustrated
Morris, "Red Revolt," The Listener, 8 July 1976, p. 25, illustrated
Fenella Crichton, "London Letter," Art International, Vol. 20, No. 8/9, p. 30, illustrated
Neil Printz and Sally King-Nero, Eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings and Sculptures, Volume 4, 1974-1976, New York 2014, cat. no. 3248, p. 381, illustrated in color

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1976

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