Andy Warhol, ‘Electric Chairs’, 1971, Phillips: 20th Century and Contemporary Art Day Sale (November 2016)

Artist's proof 21
Each 35 1/2 x 48 in. (90.2 x 121.9 cm.)

From the Catalogue:
"You'd be surprised how many people want to hang an electric chair on their living-room wall. Specially if the background color matches the drapes." Andy Warhol
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: each signed and dated "Andy Warhol '71" on the reverse; further stamped with Bruno Birschofberger copyright stamp on the reverse

Publisher: Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich

Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Warhol Unlimited, October 2, 2015 - February 7, 2016, cat. no. 242, pp. 170-171 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria; Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum, Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, December 11, 2015 - September 11, 2016, p. 149 (another example exhibited and one print illustrated)

Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, Milan, 2003, no. 11.74-11.83, pp. 77-78 (illustrated)

Bruno Bischoferger, Zurich
Private Collection
Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, November 12, 2004, lot 283
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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

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
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation

Solo Shows on Artsy

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
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation
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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