Andy Warhol, ‘Untitled (7 Singers)’, December 1962, Mark Borghi Fine Art

From Andy Warhol: The Bazaar Years 1951-1964:

"Harper's Bazaar was also first to publish Warhol's photo-booth made portraits that he would soon use as source material for many of his early portrait paintings, such as his first commission from art collector Ethel Scull. Published in December 1962 and June 1963 issues of the magazine, they feature Warhol's photo-booth portraits of up and coming as well as more established figures in the contemporary arts, including curator Henry Geldzahler, opera singer Grace Bumbry, dancer Edward Villella, conductor Lorin Maazel, and actor Tom Courtney...

For the December 1962 issue, the magazine allowed Warhol to create a full bleed double-page spread featuring personalities multiple times in an overlapping and blurring off-register fashion with captions superimposed in an almost jigsaw puzzle fashion. Warhol had begun to play with tech use of inked rubber stamps as a means of allowing individual images to be reproduced serially. He would soon abandon the rubber stamp method with his discovery of the photo silkscreen process that would play a central role in his future image making." (HB4)

Signature: Stamped verso : Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Ex-collection:
The Andy Warhol Foundation until 2014

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
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