Andy Warhol, ‘Four-Foot Flowers ’, 1964, MK Fine Art

Signature: signed 'Andy Warhol' and inscribed by Frederic Hughes 'I certify that this is an authentic painting by Andy Warhol completed by him in 1964, Frederic Hughes' (on the overlap)

Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Andy Warhol, September 1990-January 1991, no. 27.

G. Frei and N. Printz (eds.), Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings and Sculptures 1964-1969, vol. 02A, London 2004, no. 1316 (illustrated in colour, p. 290).

Galerie Jens Faurschou, Copenhagen.
Ingemar Pousette, Stockholm.
Jan-Eric Löwenadler, Stockholm & New York.
Klabal Gallery, Minneapolis.
Private collection, Minneapolis (Acquired from the above in 1992.)
Sale; Post -War and Contemporary Art (Evening Sale)
20 June 2007, London, lot 51.
Private collection (purchased at the above sale)

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