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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 73342
Karen Kain, 1980

Screenprint, with diamond dust on Lenox Museum board
40 х 32 in. (101.6 x 81.28 cm.)
Signed, by Andy Warhol lower right in pencil and signed by Karen Kain lower left in pencil.
Print/Casting Year 1980
Edition 185/200 aside from 30 APs, 5 PPs, and 25 TPs
Foundry/Publisher William Hechter, Canada, pub.; Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, prntr.
Lot description
Image size: 40 x 32 inches (101.6 x 81.3 cm)
Sheet size: 40 x 32 inches (101.6 x 81.3 cm)
Framed size: approximately 50 x 42 inches (127 x 106.7 cm)

This screenprint is framed and in excellent condition, with flawless, saturated color. The work is a portrait of Canadian ballet Karen Kain. Her hands gracefully frame her face, while the kaleidoscope color blocks add vibrancy to the composition and add a sense of dynamism to Kain's elegant pose.

Andy Warhol, 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)
Karen Kain by Andy Warhol
  • Karen Kain by Andy Warhol
  • Karen Kain by Andy Warhol
  • Karen Kain by Andy Warhol
  • Karen Kain by Andy Warhol
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