Andy Warhol, ‘i. Shoes; ii. Debbie Harry; iii. Knives; iv. Liza Minelli; v. Crosses; vi. Self-Portrait with Fright Wig; vii. Campbell's Wonton Soup; viii. Shoes; ix. Self-Portrait in Drag; x. Knives; xi. Halston; xii. Keith Haring and Juan Dubose [Twelve Works]’, 1977-1986, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

i. - v. and vii. - xii.: 4 1/4 by 3 3/8 in. (10.8 by 8.6 cm.)
vi.: 3 3/8 by 4 1/4 in. (8.6 by 10.8 cm.)

Each work is stamped by The Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., and numbered respectively on the reverse.

From the Catalogue

"The manufactured uniformity of photography, like the dependable taste of Coca-Cola, appealed to Warhol, and gave him ready-made borders that he could play with or against if he chose to use a photograph as the basis for a silk-screen or a painting. So many of the artistic decisions about making a portrait had already been made by the camera that he could concentrate on the ones that had not." —Richard B. Woodward, "Introduction," in Reuel Golden, Ed., Andy Warhol: Polaroids 1958-1989, New York 2016, pp. 9-10

Courtesy of Sotheby's

Signature: i. - v. and vii. - x.: embossed with the artist's name

iv. Krakow, Starmach Gallery, Andy Warhol Polaroids: Celebrities and Self-Portraits, October - November 2000, cat. no. 42, illustrated

i. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Christie’s, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

ii. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Christie’s, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

iii. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Christie’s, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

iv. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
MutualArt.com
Acquired from the above by the present owner

v. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Christie’s, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

vi. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Christie’s, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

vii. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Christie’s, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

viii. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Christie’s, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

ix. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Christie’s, New York, Andy Warhol @ Christie’s: Members Only: Eyes on the Guise, 13-27 June 2013, Lot 146
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

x. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Christie’s, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

xi. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Christie’s, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2013

xii. Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Christie’s, New York, Andy Warhol @ Christie’s: Members Only: Eyes on the Guise, 13-27 June 2013, Lot 89
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

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