Previous LotNext lot

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 79928
Satyric Festival Song (Authenticated), 1986

Screenprint, in colors
36 х 36 in. (91.44 x 91.44 cm.)
Stamped, with the 'Estate of Andy Warhol' and 'Authorized by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts' inkstamps on verso
Print/Casting Year 1986
Edition unique
Foundry/Publisher Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, prntr.
Lot description
This unique proof depicts dancers facing each other in a more intimate position which is quite different from the final edition, where both dancers face the same way, resembling a Greek freize. Not only is it unique in composition, this is also a unique color combination, one that is completely different from the ultimate selection.
This work is especially exciting because it has what appears to be the beginnings of Warhol's "Plain Indian Shield" image from his "Cowboys and Indians" portfolio printed on the back. This portfolio was printed right before Warhol's "Martha Graham" portfolio.
This print is tangible proof of the intensity and experimental nature of Warhol's working process.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is widely credited as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. 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. In the early 1960s he began to create paintings based on advertising imagery. He established his own studio, The Factory, and developed his signature style, employing 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.

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)
  • Literature and Catalogue Raisonné
  • Condition Report
  • History and Provenance
  • Shipping Information
  • Payment and Return Policies
Satyric Festival Song (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Satyric Festival Song (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Satyric Festival Song (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Satyric Festival Song (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
  • Satyric Festival Song (Authenticated) by Andy Warhol
Alternate Views: 1 of 1
Share |
Add Andy Warhol to My Artist Alert
Receive email alerts as soon as artists you follow are up for sale. Update your artist watch list any time.

Sales Results for Comparable Works

artnet Auctions—Buy and sell art 24/7 worldwide. ©2014 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. All rights reserved. artnet® is a registered
trademark of Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Call for Assistance: US +1-877-388-3256, EU +49 (0)30 20 91 78 50