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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 64643
Turtle, 1985

Screenprint
31.5 х 39.5 in. (80.01 x 100.33 cm.)
Signed, in pencil, lower right; numbered in pencil, lower left
Print/Casting Year 1985
Edition 250
Foundry/Publisher CBS, INC, Los Angeles
Lot description
Warhol's screenprint "Turtle 1985" was published to "coincide with the 1985 film `Turtle Diary' written by Harold Pinter." See Andy Warhol Prints, 4th Edition by Feldman and Schellmann at p.148. The work is in excellent condition. It was published by CBS, Inc, Los Angeles. The printer was Rupert Jason Smith.

Andy Warhol, 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)
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