Andy Warhol, ‘Muhammad Ali By Andy Warhol’, 1978, Bertolami Auctions

Signature and dedication of the artist on lower front: Andy Warhol

A sample is published on the Catalog 'Andy Warhol Vetrine' edited by Achille Bonito Oliva, Silvana Editoriale, 2014
A sample is published on the catalog for the exposition 'Pop Icons', Restelliartco Gallery, Rome, 20 January - February 6 2015,authorized from 'The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc' by SIAE 2015
Link to the 1977 Muhammad Ali in black and white N.IIIC.6 of the Reasoned Catalog Feldman & Shellmann 1962 -1987
A sample is present in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.
This very rare pictures shows Muhammad Ali, at the top of his career.
Warhol immortalizes him ready to the fight. In 1977 in fact he had become World Champion of the Maximum Weights for the third time

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