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An iconic hand signed Warhol work from 1964, an example, aside from the edition of approximately 300, "Flowers" is based upon a photograph of hibiscus flowers by Patricia Caulfield in "Modern Photography" from June 1964. Unmistakably Warhol, this work, is signed and dated "Andy Warhol 66" in the lower right.

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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Catalogue Raisonné: II.6, Feldman & Schellmann
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Creases
Area: Image
Location: Upper right, Overall
Notes: 14 inch crease, middle left side of image
4 inch and 3 3/4 inch creases on yellow flower
(see photos)
1 1/2 inch crease in upper left margin
Degree: Moderate
Remains of Hinges / Adhesive
Area: Verso, Other area
Notes: hinged to back mat
Degree: Minor
Surface Soiling / Requires Cleaning
Area: Margin
Location: Other location
Notes: discoloration along margin edges
Degree: Minor
Tears / Punctures / Holes
Area: Margin
Location: Upper right, Lower right
Notes: less than 1/8 inch tear, bottom right margin
1/4 inch tear, upper right margin
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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  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 23 in. (58.42 x 58.42 cm.)
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