Andy Warhol, ‘Sewing Machine’, 1952, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Sewing Machine’, 1952, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Series: Andy Warhol's 1952 Sewing Machine drawing was a harbinger of the artist's "Sewn Photography" series where he created multiple images, usually with four, six or twelve related silver gelatin prints stitched together, also using a sewing machine; many of these examples in prestigious international museums.

Signature: Stamped with Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. stamps and numbered in pencil, along with the initials “SF”

A similar, related drawing of a sewing machine is part of the Founding Collection of the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA:

Estate of Andy Warhol, New York

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