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Pop Art in the U.S. and Europe: Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)

Valerio Adami, Joan Gardy Artigas, Richard Avedon, Enrico Baj, Elizabeth Blackadder, Richard Bosman, Christo, Robert Cottingham, Allan D'Arcangelo, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, R. B. Kitaj, Nicholas Krushenick, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, Claes Oldenburg, Peter Phillips, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Saul Steinberg, Andy Warhol, John Wesley, and Tom Wesselmann
Andy Warhol moved from a successful career as a commercial artist (specializing in shoe advertisements) to a POP artists specializing in what was popular at the moment (for Warhol, fame was something that didn't last for more than 15 minutes), whether newspaper ads, Brillo boxes, Campbell Soups, movie stars, grieving widows, electric chairs, trucks, or flowers. His studio produced prints under the name of "Factory Additions," his paintings often involved silk-screening images onto canvas, he made movies of more or less static things (a sleeping man, the Empire State Building) because he "liked boring things." And for most people he personified POP Art. His works are in most major American museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., and many others. His works can also be seen in important public museums in Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Israel, Japan, and Korea.

Selected Bibliography: Print Catalogue raisonné: Frayda Feldman& Jorg Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987: 4th edition revised and expaded by Frayda Fellman and Claudia Defendi (NY: Abbeville Press, 1989); Riva Castleman, Prints of Andy Warhol (Paris: Flammarion et Cie, 1997); John Coplans, Andy Warhol (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970); Rainer Crone, Andy Warhol (London: Thames & Hudson, 1970); Klaus Honnef, Andy Warhol, 1928-1987: Commerce Into Art (Cologne, Germany: Benedikt Taschen, 1991); Carter Ratcliff, Warhol (NY: Abbeville Press, 1983); Robert Rosenblum and David Whitney, Andy Warhol: Portrait of the 70's (NY: Random House/Whitney Museum of American Art, 1979); Jorg Schellmann, ed. Andy Warhol: Art from Art (Cologne/N.Y.: Edition Schellmann, 1994); Ultra Violet, Famous for 15 Minutes: My Years With Andy Warhol (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988); Andy Warhol, Philosophy of Andy Warhol; (From A to B & Back Again) (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975); Andy Warhol, Shoes, Shoes, Shoes Autobiography of Alice B. Shoe (Boston: Little Brown, 1995); Andy Warhol, Kasper Konig, Pontus Hulten and Olle Granath, ed. Andy Warhol (Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1969: text in English and Swedish); Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Andy Warhol: Das Zeichnerische Werk, 1942-1975 (Stuttgart, Germany: Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, 1976:text in German. Catalogue of the exhibition at the Wurttembergischer Kunstverein and 5 other German and Austrian institutions; includes artist's statements, plus writings on Warhol by Phillip Pearlstein and 6 others; text and catalogue by Rainer Crone); Andy Warhol & Pat Hackett, POPism: The Warhol 60's (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980); John Yau, In the Realm of Appearances: The Art of Andy Warhol (Hopewell: Ecco Press, 1993).
Gertrude Stein (F&S 227), Original color screenprint, 1980. 200 signed and numbered impressions (plus 30 artist's proofs, 5 printer's proofs, 3 edition proofs and 25 trial proofs) on Lenox Museum board for the portfolio Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century. For many viewers, Warhol defines POP Art. Image size: 1016x812mm. Price: $32, 500.
The history of Warhol's Marilyn Monroe (F&S 22-31) is unclear. In 1967, Warhol issued a portfolio of 10 color screenprints based upon a publicity photograph by Gene Korman for the 1953 film Niagara. In 1970, "unauthorized prints," published by Sunday B. Morning measuring 845x845mm (33x33inches) in different colors from the portfolio, were published. They were stamped in black on the verso, "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Some of these were inscribed by Warhol, "This is not by me. Andy Warhol."

There are also unauthorized prints (914x914mm or 36x36inches, the same size as the Warhol edition) published in the same colors as the original portfolio, in an edition of 250 with a stamped number on the verso. They too bore the stamps of the first "unauthorized" prints: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." There are also "unauthorized prints," dated 1985, which have a stamped signature. These are frequently called "the European Artist's Proof Edition."

The pieces illustrated below are all stamped in blue on the verso "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." They are 914x914mm, the same size as the Warhol edition, and, unless the illustrations in the Feldman/Schellmann Catalogue Raisonné of Andy Warhol Prints (4th edition, 2003) are inaccurate, they are color variants of the Warhol "originals."

Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Each print is stamped on the verso, "Fill in your own signature," a reference to Warhol's habit of signing his works on the verso and his use of rubber stamps. Some (though not ours, alas) of these prints are hand-signed by Warhol, "This is not by me. Andy Warhol." We have been told that after Warhol had sold out the edition of 250 printed at The Factory, he gave the original screens used to print his edition to Sunday B. Morning but have not found written confirmation of this. If these are printed from Warhol's original screens, they are variant versions of the originals, not screenprints after the originals. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: $1250; for those wishing to purchase them in pairs, the price is $2400; for purchases in blocks of four, the price is $4400. A dealer wishing to complete a set of the 10 Warhol originals, is offering to purchase the set at $250,000. Ours, though unsigned, are considerably less expensive.
Marilyn Monroe (F&S 22). Color screenprint after Warhol, date unknown. Edition unknown. Stamped on the verso in blue: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: $1500.
Marilyn Monroe (F&S 23, color variant). Color screenprint after Warhol, date unknown. Edition unknown. Stamped on the verso in blue: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: $1500.
Marilyn Monroe (F&S 24). Color screenprint after Warhol, date unknown. Edition unknown. Stamped on the verso in blue: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: SOLD.
Marilyn Monroe (F&S 26). Color screenprint after Warhol, date unknown. Edition unknown. Stamped on the verso in blue: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: SOLD.
Marilyn Monroe (F&S 28). Color screenprint after Warhol, date unknown. Edition unknown. Stamped on the verso in blue: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: SOLD.
Marilyn Monroe (F&S 30). Color screenprint after Warhol, date unknown. Edition unknown. Stamped on the verso in blue: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: $1500.
Marilyn Monroe (F&S 31). Color screenprint after Warhol, date unknown. Edition unknown. Stamped on the verso in blue: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: SOLD.
Marilyn Monroe (F&S 22-31 color variant 1). Color screenprint after Warhol, date unknown. Edition unknown. Stamped on the verso in blue: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: SOLD.
Marilyn Monroe (F&S 22-31 color variant 2). Color screenprint after Warhol, date unknown. Edition unknown. Stamped on the verso in blue: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: SOLD.
Marilyn Monroe (F&S 22-31 color variant 3). Color screenprint after Warhol, date unknown. Edition unknown. Stamped on the verso in blue: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: $1500.
Marilyn Monroe (F&S 22-31 color variant 4). Color screenprint after Warhol, date unknown. Edition unknown. Stamped on the verso in blue: "published by Sunday B. Morning" and "fill in your signature." Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, has issued portfolios of both Warhol's Marilyns and his Flowers. Image size: 914x914mm. Price: $1500.

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