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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 73957
Mercedes 300 SL Gulwing, 2007

Screenprint
27 х 33.5 in. (68.58 x 85.09 cm.)
Stamped, embossed, and numbered in pencil
Edition of 500
Foundry/Publisher The Andy Warhol Foundation
Lot description
The Warhol Foundation released this famous image of one of the Artist’s most famous automobile works in 2007. The work is screen-printed in approximately 8 colors, including a reflective gold layer. Embossed in the lower left and stamped in the lower right margin and numbered in pencil of 500. Framed and ready to hang.

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)
Mercedes 300 SL Gulwing by Andy Warhol
  • Mercedes 300 SL Gulwing by Andy Warhol
  • Mercedes 300 SL Gulwing by Andy Warhol
  • Mercedes 300 SL Gulwing by Andy Warhol
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