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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 69753
Wayne Gretzky #99, 1984

Screenprint, on Lenox Museum Board
40 х 32 in. (101.6 x 81.28 cm.)
Signed, and numbered in pencil, lower left recto
Edition 300, 50 AP + 6PP
Foundry/Publisher Printer: Rupert Jansen Smith, New York; Publisher: Frans Wynans, Vancover Canada
Lot description
Warhol created this print of the Great One in 1984 to help draw attention to the Canadian art market. Though Warhol was not a big Hockey fan he said of Gretzky "He's more than a hockey player, he's an entertainer". Wayne Gretzky was Canada's biggest celebrity in the early eighties and is still considered by many the greatest player of the game.
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)
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