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Andy Warhol

Elephant for Art Basel, 1987

Limited Edition Offset Lithograph; Mounted and Unframed.
8 1/2 × 8 3/10 in
21.6 × 21 cm
Edition of 1000
This is an editioned multiple.
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About the work
Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This is a promotional print produced for the original Art Basel in 1987, featuring the Elephant …

This is a promotional print produced for the original Art Basel in 1987, featuring the Elephant from Andy Warhol's Endangered Species series. From an edition of 1000. Stamped en verso, comes matted and ready to frame.

Measures 15 x 15 inches with mat.
--Courtesy of Alpha 137

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Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

Andy Warhol, ‘Elephant for Art Basel’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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About the work
Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This is a promotional print produced for the original Art Basel in 1987, featuring the Elephant …

This is a promotional print produced for the original Art Basel in 1987, featuring the Elephant from Andy Warhol's Endangered Species series. From an edition of 1000. Stamped en verso, comes matted and ready to frame.

Measures 15 x 15 inches with mat.
--Courtesy of Alpha 137

Medium
Print
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
Follow

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.

Andy Warhol

Elephant for Art Basel, 1987

Limited Edition Offset Lithograph; Mounted and Unframed.
8 1/2 × 8 3/10 in
21.6 × 21 cm
Edition of 1000
This is an editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
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