Andy Warhol, ‘Elvis 21 Times’, 1962, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Signature: Authenticated by the Estate of Andy Warhol with Identification Number A493.118 on the reverse.

Georg Frei & Neil Printz Eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, Paintings and Sculptures 1961-1963, Volume 1, New York 2002, p. 254, No. 288, illustrated in color. Exhibition Zurich, Galerie Bischofberger, Andy Warhol: Works of the Sixties, 1992-1993 .

The Estate of Andy Warhol, New York
Frederick W. Hughes, New York
Sotheby’s New York: May 3, 1993 lot. 18
Jane B. Holzer, New York
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
Private Collection, New York

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States