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Lot 180

Andy Warhol for RCA color scanner, 1968:
Offset lithograph; 30 x 45 inches.
Publisher: Darien House inc, New York.

Warhol was already familiar with RCA from the eleven record covers he designed for the label in the 1950’s. The New York advertising agency J. Walter Thompson was responsible for the creation of the …

Medium
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Darien House inc, New York

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical reproduction, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the 20th century’s most iconic images. He drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter in his most famous works: his 32 Campbell's soup cans, Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, for example. Rejecting the dominant painting and sculpting modes of his day, Warhol embraced silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. The artist mentored Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat and continues to influence contemporary art around the world: His provocative successors include Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons. Warhol has been the subject of exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, and Centre Pompidou, among other institutions. His works have sold for upwards of $100 million at auction.

High auction record
US$105.4m, Sotheby's, 2013
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) , Whitney Museum of American Art, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art
Selected exhibitions
2019
Andy Warhol: By Hand, Drawings 1950s-1980sNew York Academy of Art
"Andy Warhol: Revelation"Andy Warhol Museum
2018
Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back AgainWhitney Museum of American Art
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Warhol RCA Color Scanner poster, 1968

Offset lithograph
30 × 45 in
76.2 × 114.3 cm
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Lot 180

Andy Warhol for RCA color scanner, 1968:
Offset lithograph; 30 x 45 inches.
Publisher: Darien House …

Medium
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Darien House inc, New York

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical reproduction, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the 20th century’s most iconic images. He drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter in his most famous works: his 32 Campbell's soup cans, Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, for example. Rejecting the dominant painting and sculpting modes of his day, Warhol embraced silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. The artist mentored Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat and continues to influence contemporary art around the world: His provocative successors include Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons. Warhol has been the subject of exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, and Centre Pompidou, among other institutions. His works have sold for upwards of $100 million at auction.

High auction record
US$105.4m, Sotheby's, 2013
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) , Whitney Museum of American Art, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art
Selected exhibitions (3)
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