Andy Warhol, ‘Women and Flowers’, ca. 1957, Phillips

Lausanne, Fondation de l’Hermitage; Milan, Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta; Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Wilhelm-Hack Museum; Kunsthalle Helsinki; Warsaw, The National Museum; Krakow, The National Museum; Kochi, The Museum of Art; Umeda, Daimaru Museum; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art; Nagoya City Art Museum; Niigata City Art Museum, Andy Warhol, May 25, 1995 - February 12, 2001

Donna De Salvo, ed., Success is a Job in New York...The Early Art and Business of Andy Warhol, New York, 1989, no. 22A, p. 22 (illustrated)

Private Collection
Sotheby's, London, February 24, 1995, lot 328
Acquired at the above sale by 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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States