Andy Warhol, ‘Sidewalk’, 1983; published 1984, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. He is also known for his quips, and his fascination for and cultivation of celebrity. Produced from a photograph taken by Warhol, this screenprint shows the footprints, handprints, and autographs of movie stars on Hollywood Boulevard by what was once Grauman's Chinese Theatre (now Mann's Chinese Theatre). This print is from the Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary Portfolio, published as a fundraiser for the new Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) building (now the Geffen Contemporary).

F/S #II.304

From Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary Portfolio

Published by MOCA; printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York

Image/sheet: 29" x 42"

This lot has a 25% buyer's premium.

Signature: Signed in pencil with edition lower left sheet

Publisher: Published by MOCA; printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York

Danto, Arthur C., Donna De Salvo, Frayda Feldman, Claudia Defendi, and Jörg Schellmann. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné: 1962-1987. 4th ed. New York: D.A.P., 2003. 132, #II.304.

Private Collection, Los Angeles, California (acquired directly from MOCA, Los Angeles, California)

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