Andy Warhol, ‘Speed Skater’, 1983, Gilden's Art Gallery

The work is hand signed in pencil "Andy Warhol" on the lower right part
and numbered in pencil ”AP IX/X” next to the signature.
It is one out of ten artist's proofs aside the limited edition of 150 hand signed and numbered impressions.
It was published for the Art and Sports portfolio by Visconti Art Spectrum, Vienna and printed by Rupert Jasen Smith,
The screenprint bears the copyright ink stamp ”©ANDY WARHOL 1983” verso. It is also numbered in pencil "14" underneath the stamp.
Other impressions of this work can be found in the collection of the Museum of Moderm Art, New York.

Provenance: Private Collection, Japan

Literature: F.Feldman & J.Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints A Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987,
Reference: F & S II 303

Condition: Excellent Condition

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