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Andy Warhol, ‘Vegetarian Vegetable, from Campbell's Soup II’, 1969, Christie's

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. GIUSEPPE ROSSI

Signed in ball-point pen on the reverse, inscribed 'B' (one of 26 artist's proofs lettered A-Z, the edition was 250), published by Factory Additions, New York, with full margins, the red exceptionally fresh, a ¼-in. tear with associated creasing at the upper sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition
Image: 32 x 18 ½ in. (813 x 470 mm.)
Sheet: 35 x 23 in. (889 x 584 mm.)

Feldman & Schellmann II.56

Gift of the artist
By descent to the present owner

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