Andy Warhol, ‘ROY LICHTENSTEIN  (Unique; Authenticated)’, ca. 1975, Alpha 137 Gallery

Unique Color Polaroid. Authenticated by the Estate of Andy Warhol/The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Estate Stamped: Stamped with the Andy Warhol Estate, Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamp, numbered "B 512536P", with the Estate of Andy Warhol stamp and inscribed UP on the reverse. Bears the Warhol Foundation unique inventory number. This is a unique and also extremely rare Polaroid photograph taken by Pop artist Andy Warhol of his contemporary, Pop art pioneer Roy Lichtenstein, in the mid 1970s. Both iconic artists, colleagues and rivals, were represented at the time by the legendary Leo Castelli Gallery. Warhol is known to have taken hundreds of self-portrait polaroid photographs and he took many dozens of celebrities like Blondie and Farrah Fawcett. But only five photographic portraits of fellow Pop Art legend Roy Lichtenstein -- each unique,- are known to have appeared over the past half a century - all from the same photo session. This is one of them.
A must have for true fans and collectors of both Warhol and Lichtenstein. A bit of pop art history.

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Signature: Estate Stamped: Stamped with the Andy Warhol Estate, Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamp, numbered "B 512536P", with the Estate of Andy Warhol stamp and inscribed UP on the reverse. Bears the Warhol Foundation unique inventory number.

Authenticated and Stamped by the Warhol Estate

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

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2016
New York,
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2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
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Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Miami Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
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