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    Sale 7603

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Morning)

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 239

    Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

    Electric Chairs

    Price Realised  

    Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
    Electric Chairs
    the complete set of ten screenprints in colours, 1971, on study wove paper, each signed and dated in ball-point pen on the reverse, stamp-numbered 213/250 (there were also fifty artist proofs numbered in Roman numerals), published by Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, with their copyright stamp on the reverse, printed to the edges of the full sheets as published, in the original cardboard box with the stamped edition number, the artist's name and title labelled on the front
    each: 35½ x 48in. (90.2 x 121.9cm.)


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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.


    Literature

    F. Feldman and J. Schellmann (eds.), Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York 1985, nos. 74-83 (others from the edition illustrated in colour, pp. 46-47).
    F. Feldman and J. Schellmann (eds.), Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, New York 2004, nos. 74-83 (others from the edition illustrated in colour, pp. 78-79).
    S. Bluttal & D. Hickey (eds.) Andy Warhol, "GIANT" Size, London 2006 (others from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 229).