Andy Warhol, ‘Rats and Star Band Member #2’, 1983, Kunzt Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Rats and Star Band Member #2’, 1983, Kunzt Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Rats and Star Band Member #2’, 1983, Kunzt Gallery

Stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. numbered 115.265 on the reverse. Confirmed by KC Maurer from the Warhol Foundation.

Signature: Stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol

This is the original drawing for the Rats and Stars Unique screenprint, published in 1983 (FS IIIB.21).

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