Andy Warhol, ‘TATTOOED WOMAN HOLDING ROSE’, 1955, The Ross Art Group Inc.

This incredible piece of history was created by legendary Pop artist Andy Warhol. Before he became famous as a fine artist, Warhol was a commercial one. He created this image and hand printed it onto Japanese printmaking paper to use as a calling card when he was looking for graphic design work. He would mail it to advertising firms rolled up like a scroll. The woman's skirt contains his phone number and her tattoos show many popular brands, some of which will show up later in Warhol's fine artwork. The print has two seals from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in the lower left corner.

This is an Original Vintage Print; it is not a reproduction. This print was printed on Japanese printmaking paper and is in excellent condition.
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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