Andy Warhol, ‘"Window Dresser Check",  To Andy (signed) From Fredrick Fried Director at Bonwit Teller’, 1960, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

"Window Dresser Check", July 20th 1960,
A check addressed to Andy from Frederick Fried (art director at Bonwit Teller, "Window Dresser”) for the sum of $60. Certified by a leading autograph authentication service with its air tight acrylic case.
A piece of Warhol History.

Article (partial) by Paul J. Bosco.
25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy-
a privately published (1954) title by
Andy Warhol. When I queried Fred about this prize, he casually tossed off:

“Oh, that was given to me by my assistant”

"For many years Fred’s main gig was as art director --he himself said “Window Dresser”-- at Bonwit Teller, the ultra-toney fashion palace, kitty-corners from Tiffany’s at 5th Ave & 57th Street.
(The location, then arguably the exact center of the universe. Warhol was his assistant before he became famous and, perhaps curiously, for a time thereafter. (Warhol, who grew up fairly poor, was an artist who respected money for its scarcity, while fearing its penchant for evanescence --not to mention its rather stochastic association with talent)".

Signature: Signed by Warhol (verso)

Private Collection, NY

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