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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 79251
Liz (Authenticated), 1964

Offset lithograph
23.12 х 23.12 in. (58.72 x 58.72 cm.)
Unsigned, accompanied by a letter of authentication from the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board (dated 4/28/10).
Print/Casting Year 1964
Foundry/Publisher Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Lot description
This is one of the only versions of this print that has ever been authenticated by the Warhol Authentication board.

UNSIGNED AUTHENTICATED LIZ WITH EXCEPTIONALLY BRIGHT COLOR. FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO CASTELLI. Authenticated by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board. Will include accompanying paperwork from the Foundation.

Exceptionally fresh colors! Unlike any Liz you will ever see again, this is a pristine example of one of Warhol's most iconic works. This piece was never resprayed, cleaned, or re-screened.

This "Liz" was exhibited in 1965 and is one of the only known in the edition to have never been signed. Originally on loan from Leo Castelli, this piece was given to the promoter of the show and was kept in a drawer until early 2010 when it was sent to the authentication board.

This piece is beautifully framed with UV plexi and a window on the back with the authentication letter.

Andy Warhol (1927-1987) is the most widely recognized artist of the 1960s Pop Art movement, a genre that would change 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)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Liz (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Liz (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Liz (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Liz (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Liz (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
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