Andy Warhol, ‘Five Deaths on Turquoise’, 1963, Christie's

Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum für Moderne Kunst, Andy Warhol, October-November 1978, cat. no. 29 (illustrated as Green Car Crash).

The Baltimore Museum of Art, February 1985-August 2005 (on loan).

Houston, The Menil Collection, Andy Warhol Death and Disasters, October 1988-January 1989, pp. 58-59, cat. no. 8 (illustrated in color).

Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Wounds Between Democracy and Redemption in Modern Art, Volume 1, February-April 1998, p. 179.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Washington D. C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Andy Warhol: Social Observer, June 2000-March 2001.

New York, Stellan Holm Gallery, Andy Warhol: 5 Deaths, May 2002, p. 32, no. 2 (illustrated in color).

Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art and Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, ANDY WARHOL/SUPERNOVA: Stars, Deaths, and Disasters, 1962-1964, November 2005-October 2006, pp. 59 and 106, cat. no. 17 (illustrated in color).

New York, Gagosian Gallery, Warhol from the Sonnabend Collection, January - February 2009, pp. 61 and 132 (illustrated in color).

R. Crone, Andy Warhol, New York, 1970, pp. 183 and 298, cat. no. 316 (illustrated).

R. Crone, Das Bildnerische Werk Andy Warhols, Berlin, 1976, cat. no. 754.

G. Frei and N. Printz, eds.,The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculpture 1961-1963, vol. 1, New York, 2002, p. 440, no. 508, fig. 269 (illustrated in color).

Stable Gallery, New York

Ileana and Michael Sonnabend, Paris

Private collection

Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 13 November 2013, lot 34

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