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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 58776
Dolly Parton and Keith Haring, 1985

Other, Gelatin Silver Print
10 х 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm.)
Other, numbered on verso.
Print/Casting Year 1985
Edition Unique
Lot description
This work comes directly from the Warhol Foundation, includes the Foundation’s inventory number on the verso, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed and stamped by the Foundation.

Andy Warhol, Dolly Parton and Keith Haring, 1985. Gelatin Silver Print, 10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm), numbered on verso.

Taken in 1985 by Andy Warhol, this image depicts legendary graffiti artist Keith Haring and country western icon Dolly Parton.

Though not as well known as his famous Campbell’s Soup Cans or silk-screened celebrity paintings, Andy Warhol’s Polaroids often served as visual aids for later works, but are significant in and unto themselves. Taken from Warhol’s favorite camera, the Polaroid Big Shot, the artist captured the images of notorious celebrities of the era in this seminal body of work dating from 1970 to 1986. Subjects include such infamous stars as Sylvester Stalone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Farrah Fawcett, Truman Capote, Dennis Hopper, and Bianca Jagger, among numerous others.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, PA, was an iconic and versatile American Pop artist. 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 and in the early 1960s began to create paintings based on advertisement imagery. He built his studio called "The Factory" and developed his signature style, which employed commercial silkscreening 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. Warhol died in 1987 due to complications following an operation; as per his final request, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established after his death.

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)
National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh, UK)
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