Andy Warhol, ‘Jessica Lange’, 1979, Sylvan Cole Gallery

This is the front cover of volume IX, number 4 (April, 1979) of INTERVIEW, Andy Warhol's fabled tabloid.

On this cover is a brightly-colored portrait of a young and attractive Jessica Lange, executed in purest "Interview" style. Warhol has added a fanciful necklace in felt-tip pen. Inscribed "To Lillyan" (sic) and FULLY SIGNED (again, in felt-tipped pen) BY ANDY WARHOL.

Boldly SIGNED on the acid-free mount in felt-tipped pen BY JESSICA LANGE in Barcelona on April 23, 2015, at the Centre Santa Mònica, during the exhibition of her photographs.

43 x 28 cm (17 x 11 inches), and thus COMPLETELY UNTRIMMED. Professionally deacidified and matted. In excellent condition.

Provenance: "Lillyan" was Lilyan Cole, the second wife of Sylvan Cole (our founder, and dean of American print dealers and a well-known fixture of the New York arts scene from the 1940s until his death in 2005.)

Original drawing over a mass-reproduced color image is perhaps the perfect embodiment of Warhol's art. UNIQUE.

Signature: Signed by Warhol and Lange.

Warhol executed the drawing for Lilyan Cole, upon whose death it passed to Sylvan Cole, upon whose death it passed to us.

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