Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
stamped with The Estate of Andy Warhol stamp, stamped twice with the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamp and numbered 'VF PA15.006' (on the overlap); numbered 'PA15.006' (on the stretcher)
synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted in 1981-1982.
Stellan Holm Gallery, New York
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
Galerie Vedovi, Brussels
Skarstedt Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above 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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