Andy Warhol, ‘Kiss’, 1966, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Printed by KMF, Inc. (Knickerbocker Machine & Foundry, Inc.), NY
Published by Tanglewood Press, Inc., NY
Published especially for the 1966 Pop Art project Seven Objects in a Box, containing seven works by seven artists.

Signature: Impression from the regular numbered edition of 75 examples Signed “Andy Warhol” with incised signature on plexiglass mount. Numbered from the regular edition with an incised inscription on the plexiglass mount.

Manufacturer: Tanglewood Press, Inc., NY

Heiner Bastian, Andy Warhol Retrospective, Tate Publishing, London, 2001, page 216, catalogue reference 157, similar work reproduced.

Exh. Cat., New York, Museum of Modern Art, Andy Warhol, A Retrospective, 1989, cat. no. 319, p.304, another example illustrated.

Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, Fourth Edition (expanded by Frayda Feldman and Claudia Defendi), 2003, Catalogue Reference F&S II. 8; another impression reproduced in color page 61.

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