Lot Details

This unique "Camouflage" work, stamped by the Warhol Authentication Board, was born from the question Warhol posed: "What can I do that would be abstract but not really abstract?" His camouflage works invite us to reconsider the way we associate certain abstract imagery with concrete and immediately recognizable imagery. Warhol later began incorporating the camouflage patterns into his portraits. In doing this, he created a juxtaposition between identity and disguise. This could be understood as a metaphor for celebrity struggle to gain notoriety while keeping one's private life away from public eyes.

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)

Read more
No condition report has been added for this lot. Please contact the specialist for further information.
Provenance:
  • The Estate of Andy Warhol
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
artnet Assurance Policy: Every artnet Auctions seller has been approved by artnet after a thorough review. All of our sellers are required to accept the following artnet policy: A buyer may return an item purchased through artnet Online Auctions, if the item received is not as described in its listing, or is found to be not authentic.
Please see our full Return Policy for details.