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    Sale 1999

    Post -War And Contemporary Art Afternoon Session

    14 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 357

    ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

    Untitled (Holly Solomon)

    Price Realised  

    ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
    Untitled (Holly Solomon)
    gelatin silver photobooth strips
    7¾ x 1 5/8 in. (19.7 x 4.1 cm.)
    Executed in 1960.


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    These unique photo booth strips of Holly Solomon embody the pop princess's effervescent personality and play with the camera, and slight tease of method acting, taught to her by mentor and friend, Lee Strasberg. She is dressed in her own uptown Factory girl style, donned in a commanding fur coat with seductive prowess. These punchy delightful photographs of her were done as studies for the eventual 9-panel Holly portrait by Andy Warhol.

    Provenance

    Andy Warhol Foundation
    Holly Solomon Collection
    Gift to Thomas Solomon


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Holly Solomon


    Literature

    V.D. Coke, The Painter and the Photograph: From Delacroix to Warhol , University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1986, p. 73.
    C. Heinrich, Andy Warhol Photography, exh. cat. Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Andy Warhol Museum, Zurich and New York, 1999, p. 96 illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum; Miami Art Museum, About Face: Andy Warhol Portraits, (January-June 2000).
    New York, International Center of Photography, Andy Warhol: Photography, January-March 2001.