Andy Warhol, ‘Prototype Melamine Tray featuring Andy Warhol's Iconic Tacoma Flower Design from the estate of a Warhol Foundation Executive’, 2005, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Prototype Melamine Tray featuring Andy Warhol's Iconic Tacoma Flower Design from the estate of a Warhol Foundation Executive’, 2005, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Prototype Melamine Tray featuring Andy Warhol's Iconic Tacoma Flower Design from the estate of a Warhol Foundation Executive’, 2005, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Prototype Melamine Tray featuring Andy Warhol's Iconic Tacoma Flower Design from the estate of a Warhol Foundation Executive’, 2005, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Prototype Melamine Tray featuring Andy Warhol's Iconic Tacoma Flower Design from the estate of a Warhol Foundation Executive’, 2005, Alpha 137 Gallery

Plate signed with Andy Warhol's authorized signature. This vivid work is a prototype for a melamine tray based on Andy Warhol's famous flower design, Tacoma. This work was acquired from the estate of Tim Hunt, one of the top sales agents for the Andy Warhol Foundation. As this is presumed to be a prototype for approval, the back of the tray has a handwritten "Rectangular Tray" done in indelible black marker. There is also an affixed label that reads as follows:
Customer Name: Precidio
Project: Rect Tray
Part#: 5460H43
Artwork: Andy Warhol Tacoma
Molld: PR801
Material: Melamine
Material Color: White
Version: 1
Control: PR050531101
Ship date: 2005/6/
Note:
On the right hand side there is what looks like an inventory/stock id with date:
Andy Warhol Tacoma
6/7/05
This work has fine provenance as it was acquired from the Estate of Tim Hunt and the collection of his wife, best-selling author Tama Janowitz. ("Slaves of New York") and personal friend of Warhol

Signature: Plate signed on recto (front) with Andy Warhol's Foundation authorized signature.

Manufacturer: Precidio Design Inc.

Estate of Tim Hunt and collection of Tama Janowitz.

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