Andy Warhol, ‘"Ticket" Lincoln Center, RARE Acrylic Edition 24/200, SIGNED’, 1967, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Andy Warhol, ‘"Ticket" Lincoln Center, RARE Acrylic Edition 24/200, SIGNED’, 1967, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

ACRYLIC EDITION, Screenprint on Opaque Acrylic, Signed dated, Edition 24/200. Both signature and limited edition number inscribed with needle and numbered on verso using a engraving needle. Publisher, Leo Castelli Gallery NY.
This is an iconic, and wonderful oversized Pop interpretation of an entry ticket celebrating the fifth New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, NYC, held from September 20– 30, 1967. The edition of this poster was limited to 200 impressions, which were signed and numbered by the artist using an engraving tool on the verso of each print. A very unique use of handwork
appears in this special edition run- a perforated line runs across the surface of the print, at its triangular cut out sides, mimicking the tear line present in real commercial admissions tickets.
The paper editions do not have this perforations only in print, also the die cuts are printed.
Chiron Press devised a special process to imprint the edition with this perforation using a die cut stamp.

Signature: Signed, and numbered with needle on verso using a engraving needle.

Publisher: Leo Castelli Gallery NY, Chiron Press NY

Private Collection, NY

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