Andy Warhol, ‘The Shadow’, 1981, Phillips


From the Catalogue:
Friday, September 19, 1986

You know, I do think I started this whole bluejeans-with-a-tuxedo-jacket thing because years ago after i wore that to a few big events and was photographed, all the kids began doing it and they're still doing it....

and the MTV deal---Vincent says its happening, they're sending us contracts this week...

The Andy Warhol Diaries p. 759
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Signed and numbered 'TP 11/30' in pencil (from the unique trial proof edition, the regular edition was 200 and 30 artist's proofs)

Publisher: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York

Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann 267

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