9.25 х 24 in. cm.
Foundry/Publisher Frederick and Richard Weisman, prntr / pub.
Folded: 9¼ x 12 in. (23.5 x 30.5 cm.)
Open: 9¼ x 24 in. (23.5 x 61 cm.)
Andy Warhol (1927-1987) is arguably the face of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, a genre that would alter 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).
Selected Public Collections:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
The Andy Warhol Museum (New York, NY)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Offset lithograph in colors, 1984, on wove paper, signed and dated in pencil, co-published by the artist, Frederick, and Richard Weisman, New York and Washington D.C., the full sheet, folded (as issued)and framed.
The invitation text reads as follows:
TO CELEBRATE AMERICA ON ELECTION NIGHT, Mr. Frederick Weisman and Mr. Richard Weisman, requests the pleasure of the company of, for cocktails and buffet supper, and to watch the returns of the Presidential election results, on Tuesday, November 6, 1984 from 7 P.M., at Pisces Club, 3040 M Street NW, Washington D.C., R.S.V.P. by enclosed card, Cocktails 7 P.M., Supper from 8 P.M.