Andy Warhol, ‘Silver Liz (diptych)’, 1963-1965, Christie's

Signature: signed and dated 'Andy Warhol 65' (on the overlap of the left panel)

Los Angeles, Ferus Gallery, Andy Warhol, September-October 1963.

Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art, Andy Warhol, October-November 1965 (single panel exhibited).

New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Photographic-Image Exhibition, January-February 1966, no. 31.

Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, Andy Warhol, October-November 1966, no. 14.

Pasadena Art Museum; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbe-museum; Paris Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; London, Tate Gallery and New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Andy Warhol, February-June 1971, (Eindhoven, no. 140; Paris, no. 22; London, p. 93, no. 28 illustrated).

Bonn, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Zweihundert Jahre amerikanische Malerei, 1776-1976, June-August 1976, no. 53 (illustrated).

R. Crone, Andy Warhol, New York, 1970, p. 290, no. 93 (in error cat. 434 illustrated).

R. Crone, Das Bilderische Werk Andy Warhols, Berlin, 1976, no. 102.

G. Frei and N. Printz, eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculptures 1964-1969, vol. 1, New York, 2002, pp. 394 and 400, no. 433 (illustrated in color).

Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Mr. and Mrs. Horace H. Solomon, New York, 1965

Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn Estrin, Bethesda, 1986

Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 11 May 2010, lot 45

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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