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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 79220
Candy Box (Closed) (Authenticated), 1983

Screenprint
24 х 18 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm.)
Stamped, by The Estate of Andy Warhol as well as the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. in blue, lower right, verso
Print/Casting Year 1983
Edition unique
Foundry/Publisher Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, prntr.
Lot description
Warhol created this print along with several others with the intention of presenting them as holiday gifts to friends, colleagues, and clients.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is widely credited as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. After studying design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Warhol moved to New York in 1949 to pursue a career as a commercial artist. Though successful, Warhol wanted to be an independent painter. In the early 1960s he began to create paintings based on advertising imagery. He established his own studio, The Factory, and developed his signature style, employing commercial silk screening techniques to create identical, mass-produced images on canvas. With his multiple images of soup cans, soda bottles, dollar bills and celebrities, Warhol revealed the beauty within mass culture and redefined the art world.

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
Candy Box (Closed) (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Candy Box (Closed) (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Candy Box (Closed) (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Candy Box (Closed) (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
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