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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 78996
Sidewalk, 1983

Screenprint, on Dutch Etching paper
29 х 42 in. (73.66 x 106.68 cm.)
Signed, and numbered in pencil, lower left recto
Print/Casting Year 1983
Edition 16/250
Foundry/Publisher The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Lot description
This beautiful impression has never been exposed to light and is one of the brightest impressions on record.

Published in the portfolio 'Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary,' which contained eight works by eight artists, to raise funds The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California in 1983. Warhol's "Sidewalk" print depicts the true signatures and prints of four of Hollywood's most famous celebrities (Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Jack Nicholson, and Shirley Temple) as seen in their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Warhol perfectly captures the energy and environment of Los Angeles in this print.

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)
Sidewalk by Andy Warhol
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