Andy Warhol, ‘Open this end (Paper dress)’, 1966, Robert Fontaine Gallery

Signature: Signed Authenticated by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts with stamped signature

Venice Biennale, Art & Fashion, Summer 1996; Andy Warhol: A Factory, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; Kunsthalle Wien; Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels; Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao, Fundaçao Serralves, Porto and Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 1998 – April 2000 (no. 119, illustrated in color

Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York. (label on verso); John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (label on verso)

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