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ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
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ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

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ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
Gun
stamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamps (on the reverse); stamped again with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamps (on the overlap); numbered 'PA15.009' (on the stretcher)
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted in 1981.
Provenance
Estate of Andy Warhol, New York
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Private collection, San Francisco
Anon. sale; Christie's, London, 14 October 2007, lot 146
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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Lot Essay

“While creating an inventory of American superstars and supermarket favorites, [Warhol] also compiled an anthology of the American way of death, from car crashes and race riots to the electric chair itself. … And it turned out, too, that the most commonplace instruments of death, guns and knives...would eventually turn up in Warhol’s art as isolated objects, as iconic in their spaceless environments as the famous Campbell’s soup can that launched his international fame.”
—(R. Rosenblum, Andy Warhol, Knives: Paintings, Polaroids and Drawings, Salon Verlag, Cologne, 1998)

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