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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Portrait of Robert Fleischer

Details
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Portrait of Robert Fleischer
signed 'Andy Warhol' (lower right)
collage
18 x 14 in. (45.8 x 35.6 cm.)
Executed in 1957.
Provenance
Robert Fleisher (acquired from the artist, 1957)
By descent to the present owner.
Exhibited
Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein; Düsseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle; Kunsthalle Bremen; Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus; Berlin, Haus am Waldsee; and Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Andy Warhol - Das zeichnerische Werk 1942-1975, 1976.

Lot Essay

A stationery and antiques buyer for Bergdorf Goodman, Robert Fleisher hired Andy Warhol to do freelance work--they were also close friends. The present lot was acquired at the time of its creation and has remained in the family collection since that time.
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