Edition: of 300.
Warhol created this print of “The Great One” in 1984 to help draw attention to the Canadian art market. Though Warhol was not a big hockey fan he said of Gretzky “He’s more than a hockey player, he’s an entertainer” (the artist in an interview with Matthew Flamm for CBC Radio News, January 1983). Wayne Gretzky was Canada’s biggest celebrity in the early eighties and is still considered by many the greatest player of the game. Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Artwork is in excellent condition.
Signature: Hand signed and numbered in pencil, lower left by Andy Warhol. Hand signed in pencil, lower right by Wayne Gretzky.
Publisher: Published by Frans Wynans, Vancouver, Canada.
About After Andy Warhol
American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, USA , based in New York, NY, United States