Andy Warhol, ‘Lion’, 1975, Bertolami Auctions
Andy Warhol, ‘Lion’, 1975, Bertolami Auctions

Signed on lower right: monogram "AW" and authenticated with dry stamp by 'BolaffiArte' on lower left

Work performed for the 'Lo Zodiaco' series by BolaffiArte in 5,000 copies reserved for 'Club of 5,000', numbered No. 2376 on the back. Attached to BolaffiArte's Magazine No. 49
Print Ages arti grafiche, Turin

In the '60s, publisher Bolaffi realized the art covers for his magazine BOLAFFIARTE - from No. 116 of 1982 'ArteMondadori'.
He invites over a hundred different artists to express themselves on various topics such as the alphabet, the Arabic numerals, the deadly sins, the liberal arts, the Muses, the five senses, the colors of the rainbow, the seeds, the figures of playing cards and finally the Zodiac signs.
For each artwork the publisher makes a unique and unrepeatable run of 5000 signed and numbered copies,
with the dry punch of the publishing house as 'cachet d'atelier'.
The print is of a high standard and cared for in detail

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