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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 80098
Beware of Dog (Authenticated), ie. circa 1983

Screenprint, on Saunders Waterford (Hot Pressed) paper
9.88 х 12.63 in. (25.1 x 32.08 cm.)
Other, authenticated by the Warhol Foundation.
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 1983
Edition UNIQUE
Foundry/Publisher Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, prntr.
Lot description
Image size: 9 7/8 x 12 5/8 (25.1 x 32.1 cm)
Paper size: 15 1/8 x 21 5/8 inches (38.4 x 54.9 cm)

Warhol had a background as a commercial artist, which enabled him to elevate everyday objects, such as shoes and soup cans, into fine artworks. In this unique work on paper, Warhol gives a lowly hardware sign the ‘Pop’ treatment. This one-of-a-kind piece has been authenticated by the Warhol Foundation.

Andy Warhol (1927-1987) is the most widely recognized artist of the 1960s Pop Art movement, a genre that would change the American art market indefinitely. Warhol received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949, and subsequently moved to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. It was not long before he was creating ground-breaking works, including paintings, prints, photographs, and films, that brought attention to American pop culture and the lifestyle of Hollywood celebrities. Warhol embraced market culture and helped to lead a change in the New York art scene that would in turn influence others to also look to consumer culture and goods for artistic inspiration. Today, he is regarded as one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century, contributing not only thousands of works of art that are housed in museums and collections worldwide but also an iconic style that would impact the art market and artists alike for decades. His works have been exhibited in over two thousand exhibitions, including retrospectives at The Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (2008); Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (1990); and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1989). His work is currently featured in a major exhibition entitled "Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Selected Public Collections:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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