Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Self-Portrait [Four Works]
stamped with the artist's signature 'Andy Warhol' (upper left of each sheet); numbered respectively 'A1191.112, A1191.102, A1191.116, A1191.113' (on the reverse of each sheet)
acrylic and silkscreen ink on vinyl, in four parts
each: 11 x 8 ½ in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm.)
framed dimensions: 31 x 26 in. (78.7 x 66 cm.)
Painted in 1967.
Billy Name, New York, gift of the artist, 1967
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1998
F. Feldman and J. Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, New York 1997, p. 214 (another unique variant illustrated).
G. Frei and N. Printz, The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 2B, New York, 2004, p. 311, fig. 121 (another unique variant illustrated).
Malaga, Sala de Exposiciones Alameda, Post Pictórico-Pop: Noland - Warhol, March-May 2000, p. 47, (another unique variant exhibited and illustrated).

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Lot Essay

Executed in 1967, this extremely rare grouping of four unique Self-Portraits on vinyl was created at the zenith of Andy Warhol’s influence on the artworld and was gifted to Billy Name, the infamous manager of The Factory, where Warhol produced his most important early work. This storied provenance is a testament to the artist’s legacy and cultural impact so treasured in the owners’ collections. These scarce Self-Portraits in red are likely the only grouping of four still together in existence and have been in Name’s personal collection since 1967 throughout the rest of the century, and subsequently, have been with the current collector since 1998. In the Self-Portraits, a powerful shade of crimson articulates Andy Warhol's silhouette which has become an American icon.

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