Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers (Galerie Sonnabend)’, 1970, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Andy Warhol

Flowers (Galerie Sonnabend), 1970

Offset lithograph on smooth card. postmarked. unframed.
7 1/5 × 7 1/5 in
18.3 × 18.3 cm
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This extremely rare announcement card was for Warhol's 1970 show at Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, …

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Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France
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.

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This extremely rare announcement card was for Warhol's 1970 show at Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, Andy Warhol: Sérigraphies sur papier and the reception for the artist. This card is in very good condition with strong colors. The exact size of the edition is unknown, and these rarely come to auction. They are …

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Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France
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

Flowers (Galerie Sonnabend), 1970

Offset lithograph on smooth card. postmarked. unframed.
7 1/5 × 7 1/5 in
18.3 × 18.3 cm
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