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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 80582
Mildred Scheel, 1980

Screenprint, with diamond dust on Arches 88 paper
30.5 х 43 in. (77.47 x 109.22 cm.)
Signed, and numbered in pencil, lower right.
Print/Casting Year 1980
Edition AP 44/50
Foundry/Publisher Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V., pub.; Rupert Jasen Smith, prntr.
Lot description
This print was published to raise funds for the German Cancer Society (Deutsche Krebshilfe), which Scheel founded in 1974. Mildred Scheel was a German doctor and the second wife of former German president Walter Scheel. Scheel devoted her life to the fight against cancer, and died from the disease in 1985. In 1980, Warhol, her longtime friend, immortalized her in this beautiful limited edition double image screenprint.

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)
Mildred Scheel by Andy Warhol
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