Andy Warhol, ‘Happy Butterfly Day’, circa 1955, Doyle
Andy Warhol, ‘Happy Butterfly Day’, circa 1955, Doyle

with full margins, framed.

Sheet: 14 x 10 inches; 356 x 254 mm.

Condition: Lightstain and matstain, minor soiling at sheet edges, unobtrusive handling creases, a 1 5/8 inch printer's crease at top right sheet edge extending slightly to image edge, a small pressure mark in the bottom right margin, some foxing verso, old tape at top and bottom sheet edges verso, some yellow ink (presumably from hand-coloring) at right sheet edge verso, otherwise in good condition.

The artist
Billy Cecil (William Cissell)
Private Collection
Cecil was an artist and set designer in 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