Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn (Tate Gallery, London, 1971) - Signed Poster’, 1971, Artificial Gallery

Offset lithograph in colours published by Tate Gallery Publications, London. One of approximately 30 copies signed by Andy Warhol (black marker), acquired from the Anthony d’Offay Gallery in London, and signed by the artist at the opening of his exhibition there, titled 'Andy Warhol: Self-Portraits', July 9th-August 22nd 1986 (Warhol's last exhibition in the United Kingdom before his death). Scarce in this condition with excellent provenance.

Publisher: Tate Gallery Publications (London)

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