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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 89894
Fish (signed panel from wallpaper), ie. circa 1983

Screenprint, on wallpaper
14 х 30.25 in. (35.56 x 76.84 cm.)
Signed, dated and inscribed, lower right on recto. Printer's stamp on verso.
Print/Casting Year 1983
Foundry/Publisher Rupert Jasen Smith, prntr.
Lot description
In his preface to "Andy Warhol's Visual Memory," Bruno Bischofberger writes, "...In 1982 I asked [Warhol] to create a group of small works for children. Andy responded with the Toy paintings, which I showed in my gallery in Zurich in 1983. Warhol designed wallpaper of silver fish swimming on a blue background which made the gallery look like an aquarium, and the paintings were hung at eye level for three- to five-year-old children. Adults had to squat to examine the paintings closely, the opposite of me having to lift up my little children when looking at paintings in museums. We even went so far as to charge an entry fee for adults not accompanied by children under six, the proceeds being donated to a Swiss children‘s charity." This 14 x 30.25 inch (35.6 x 76.8 cm) piece is an actual panel from the wallpaper that surrounded Warhol's "Toy paintings" exhibition at Galerie Bruno Bischofberger in Zurich, Switzerland. The bottom edge of the paper is uneven, as issued.
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Fish (signed panel from wallpaper) by Andy Warhol
  • Fish (signed panel from wallpaper) by Andy Warhol
  • Fish (signed panel from wallpaper) by Andy Warhol
  • Fish (signed panel from wallpaper) by Andy Warhol
  • Fish (signed panel from wallpaper) by Andy Warhol
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Please note that the examples listed below are unsigned. This lot is for a signed panel.

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