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    Sale 1990

    Prints And Multiples

    29 - 30 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 555

    ANDY WARHOL

    Witch, from Myths (see F. & S. IIB.261)

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    ANDY WARHOL
    Witch, from Myths (see F. & S. IIB.261)
    unique screenprint in colors with diamond dust, 1981, on Lenox Museum Board, signed in pencil, numbered 'HC 3/10' (unique trial proof variant, the edition was 200 plus 30 artist's proofs), published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York, the full sheet, occasional soft rubbing and scuffing, a few pale foxmarks at the sheet corners, otherwise in very good condition
    S. 38 x 38 in. (965 x 965 mm.)


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    For his Myths series, Warhol selected the fantasy characters and imaginary heroes of a typical American childhood. He invited Margaret Hamilton, the actress who portrayed the Wicked Witch in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, to recreate her classic, frightening pose in his studio.