Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers’, 1964, Wright

Sheet measures: 23 h x 23 w in

This work is from the edition of approximately 300 printed by Total Color, New York and published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Sold with original receipt from Leo Castelli.

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Signature: Signed and dated at time of purchase to lower right 'Andy Warhol 66'.

Publisher: Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne, Feldman and Schellmann, pl. II.6, pg. 60

Leo Castelli, New York | Collection of Lee and Gertrude Gladstone, Chicago | Thence by descent

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