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Andy Warhol, ‘Santa Claus (From Myths)’, Sotheby's
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Andy Warhol

Santa Claus (From Myths)

Acrylic, silkscreen ink and diamond dust on canvas
40 × 40 in
101.6 × 101.6 cm
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This work is stamped by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board Inc., and numbered A119.965 on the …

This work is stamped by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board Inc., and numbered A119.965 on the overlap.

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"To paraphrase Andy Warhol's portraits, the mythology of America is celebrity, the gods and demigods are those who can sell through their mass-produced images, and the course of …

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Signed and dated 1981 on the overlap
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

Andy Warhol, ‘Santa Claus (From Myths)’, Sotheby's
Andy Warhol, ‘Santa Claus (From Myths)’, Sotheby's
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About the work
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This work is stamped by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board Inc., and numbered A119.965 on the …

This work is stamped by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board Inc., and numbered A119.965 on the overlap.

From the Catalogue
"To paraphrase Andy Warhol's portraits, the mythology of America is celebrity, the gods and demigods are those who can sell through their mass-produced images, and the course of …

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated 1981 on the overlap
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
Follow

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.

Andy Warhol

Santa Claus (From Myths)

Acrylic, silkscreen ink and diamond dust on canvas
40 × 40 in
101.6 × 101.6 cm
Bidding closed
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