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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Marella Agnelli
stamped twice with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. stamps and numbered three times 'PO.50422' (on the overlap)
synthetic polymer and silkscreen inks on canvas
40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm.)
Painted in 1973.
Provenance
The Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
Literature
N. Printz and S. King-Nero, The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings and Sculptures 1970-1974, New York, 2010, pp. 284 and 302, no. 2484 (illustrated in color).

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Henry Geldzahler said of Warhol's commissioned portraits: "[The commissioned portraits' aim] was always to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and come up with a likeness that was recognizable but existed in a 'world that never was,' a sort of... limbo where everyone was a star, not only for fifteen minutes, but, in this incarnation caught permanently on canvas, 'forever'" (H. Geldzahler quoted in Pop: The Genius of Andy Warhol, New York, 2009, p. 436.

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