Andy Warhol, ‘Fur Die Grunen, For the Green Party’, 1978, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is an extremely rare and highly collectible green and black screenprinted poster designed by Andy Warhol entitled 'Für die Grünen', issued by the German Green Party during an election campaign. Joseph Beuys asked Andy Warhol in 1979 if he could design a propaganda poster for the German Green Party. The poster was printed after a small sketch, in an edition of around only 500, printed by the German artist Paul Sawitski in Gelsenkirchen. Both Beuys and Warhol offered their services voluntarily to the party at this time. Another edition of this work is in the permanent collection of Britain's Victoria and Albert Museum, among other institutions.

Publisher: Published by Germany's Green Party (political party) and printed by Paul Sawitski in Gelsenkirchen

An important private collection of rare Pop Art posters, many of which were acquried directly from MOMA, Westchester, 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, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

About Andy Warhol