Andy Warhol, ‘Rare Lt. Ed Cataogue of Private Drawings from the 1950s ’, 2003, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Rare Lt. Ed Cataogue of Private Drawings from the 1950s ’, 2003, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Rare Lt. Ed Cataogue of Private Drawings from the 1950s ’, 2003, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Rare Lt. Ed Cataogue of Private Drawings from the 1950s ’, 2003, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Rare Lt. Ed Cataogue of Private Drawings from the 1950s ’, 2003, Alpha 137 Gallery

This scarce catalogue was published in a limited edition of only 1500 on the occasion of the exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, London, 13 March to 12 April 2003 and Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 19 April to 25 May 2003.
It is 55 pages, in stiff wraps. It has 47 full page illustrations of Warhol's private drawings from 1955 when Bonwit Teller commissioned artists like Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg to create displays in front windows on Fifth Avenue. This volume measures 6 3/4 inches x 8.75 inches. Other than some shelfwear and age wear overall including the covers, it is in very good vintage condition; NOT ex-library; NO markings whatsoever. The last end page expressly states that it was published in a limited edition of only 1500: it is rare, thus. This gem of a volume is a must have for serious Warhol fans, artists and students of the art of drawing and illustration, and a wonderful collection to your art library. Also, especially helpful for collectors and dealers of Warhol's early works on paper. But even if you never buy or sell one of these Warhol's, you should still know about this aspect of his oeuvre, and this is a very good reference on his private drawings from the 1950s. Especially uncommon stateside.

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Publisher: Sadie Coles 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

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