Andy Warhol, ‘Self Portrait with Hand to Cheek’, 1977-78, Bertolami Fine Arts

Unique work.
The acetate is taken from the Polaroid shot created for the production of self-portraits serigraphs.
The small snapshots were the sketches of Warhol, his preparatory drawings, the base on which he would then make the largest and most famous works.
The paradox lies in the fact that the artist created reproductions and series when he used canvases and inks - silk-screen printing - while he produced unique pieces when he used the camera, the Polaroid.

“Pop Icons", Restelliartco Gallery, Rome, 20 January - 6 February 2015
"Just Warhol", March 19th - May 12th 2015, Geneva.

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States