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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 79964
Washington Monument (double, uncut), 1974

Screenprint
83.75 х 30.25 in. (212.72 x 76.84 cm.)
Inscribed, with printed text in margins
Print/Casting Year 1974
Edition unknown
Foundry/Publisher Bill Miller's Wallpaper Studio, NYC
Lot description
Andy Warhol
Washington Monument (F.S.III.B.2), 1974
Double, uncut original screenprint on wallpaper
83 ¾ x 30 ¼ inches (213 x 77 cm)
With printed text in margins
(from the original edition of unknown size, from the artist's Commissioned Project Series)

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)
Washington Monument (double, uncut) by Andy Warhol
  • Washington Monument (double, uncut) by Andy Warhol
  • Washington Monument (double, uncut) by Andy Warhol
  • Washington Monument (double, uncut) by Andy Warhol
  • Washington Monument (double, uncut) by Andy Warhol
  • Washington Monument (double, uncut) by Andy Warhol
  • Washington Monument (double, uncut) by Andy Warhol
  • Washington Monument (double, uncut) by Andy Warhol
  • Washington Monument (double, uncut) by Andy Warhol
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