Andy Warhol, ‘"VIP Ticket" STUDIO 54 (1977-1986 New York Nightclub)                                                             Original Studio 54 VIP Admission Pass                                          with Photographs.                                                           Venue: Studio 54, New York, New York.                                           Provenance:                                                                   Gilbert Lesser Collection, NY’, ca. 1970, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Andy Warhol, ‘"VIP Ticket" STUDIO 54 (1977-1986 New York Nightclub)                                                             Original Studio 54 VIP Admission Pass                                          with Photographs.                                                           Venue: Studio 54, New York, New York.                                           Provenance:                                                                   Gilbert Lesser Collection, NY’, ca. 1970, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Andy Warhol, ‘"VIP Ticket" STUDIO 54 (1977-1986 New York Nightclub)                                                             Original Studio 54 VIP Admission Pass                                          with Photographs.                                                           Venue: Studio 54, New York, New York.                                           Provenance:                                                                   Gilbert Lesser Collection, NY’, ca. 1970, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

STUDIO 54 (1977-1986 New York Nightclub) Original Studio 54 VIP Admission Pass with Photographs. Venue: Studio 54, New York, New York.

Signature: Not signed

Publisher: Studio 54

Artist: Gilbert Lesser.

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
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
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

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
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
2015
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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About Keith Haring

Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse. In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and rising fears of nuclear holocaust, which became increasingly apocalyptic after his AIDS diagnosis. Alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer, Haring is regarded as a leading figure in New York East Village Art scene in the 1970s and '80s.

American, 1958-1990, Reading, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
2014
Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2013
Contemporary Emotion, Opera Gallery, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2014
KEITH HARING, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Contemporary Editions II, Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast
2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
La République De La Rue, Gallery Nosco, Marseille
2017
SmithDavidson Gallery at Art New York 2017, SmithDavidson Gallery, New York
2017
Opening of Galerie aKonzept, Galerie aKonzept, Berlin
2017
Pop Masterworks on paper, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
2015
The Wall In Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford
2013
Contemporary Emotion, Opera Gallery, London
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About Jean-Michel Basquiat

A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols and diagrams, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20. “I don’t think about art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.

American, 1960-1988, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2015
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
2015
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto
2013
2013
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gagosian, New York
2012
Tuxedo and Other Works, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
2015
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto
2013
2013
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gagosian, New York
2012
Tuxedo and Other Works, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York
1988
Basquiat at Hans Mayer, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Contemporary Editions II, Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast
2017
Summer Street Art, DTR Modern Galleries, Boston
2017
La République De La Rue, Gallery Nosco, Marseille
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2015
The Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles
2015
Installment 3: Pop & Music/Sound, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2014
Leeum Collection: Beyond Space, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
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