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Executed in the final years of Warhol’s life, this unique screenprinted paper collage demonstrates the renewed vigor and artistic inspiration that Warhol experienced during the 1980s. Drawing on themes and imagery dominating contemporary culture, Warhol continued his career long exploration of American consumerism through printing techniques and color. Here, Warhol presents a bright collage of colored paper with printed images appropriated from fashion magazines layered on a white background. Through collage, Warhol gives a fresh perspective to the images of fashion models and trends that were repeatedly imposed on consumers. Although the fads are fleeting, Warhol’s distinctive treatment elevates the images to icon status as they function within the enduring repertoire of compositions on the subject, which provides a visual record of fashion through the decades.

Please note the work is in excellent condition aside from minor warping and scuffing along the edges of paper that is consistent with Warhol's paper collages.

Andy Warhol (1927-1987) is the most widely recognized artist of the 1960s Pop Art movement, a genre that would change the American art market indefinitely. Warhol received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949, and subsequently moved to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. It was not long before he was creating ground-breaking works, including paintings, prints, photographs, and films, that brought attention to American pop culture and the lifestyle of Hollywood celebrities. Warhol embraced market culture and helped to lead a change in the New York art scene that would in turn influence others to also look to consumer culture and goods for artistic inspiration. Today, he is regarded as one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century, contributing not only thousands of works of art that are housed in museums and collections worldwide but also an iconic style that would impact the art market and artists alike for decades. His works have been exhibited in over two thousand exhibitions, including retrospectives at The Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (2008); Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (1990); and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1989).

Selected Public Collections:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL)

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Soiling
Specific Areas Yes
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Area: Image
Location: Upper right, Upper left
Notes: minor scuffing and color loss along the edges of the paper
Degree: Minor
Water Damage or Warping
Specific Areas Yes
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Area: Image
Location: Upper right, Lower right
Notes: minor warping in the paper
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Andy Warhol Foundation Private Collection, California
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 38 x 58 in. (96.52 x 147.32 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Plexi
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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