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Andy Warhol
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LOT SOLD. 492,500 USD
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Andy Warhol
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Irrevocable Bids
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Guaranteed Property
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350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 492,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Andy Warhol
1928 - 1987
LIFESAVERS
signed and dated 85 on the overlap
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
22 by 22 in. 55.9 by 55.9 cm.
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Provenance

Martin Lawrence Limited Editions, Van Nuys
Private Collection
Christie's, New York, 8 May 1990, Lot 541
Galerie Nasoni, Lisbon
Private Collection, Switzerland
Sotheby's, New York, 19 May 1999, Lot 290
Private Collection, Tokyo
Sotheby's, New York, 21 October 2003, Lot 438
Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York (acquired from the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003 

Exhibited

Madrid, Galeria El Coleccoionista, Andy Warhol, 1991, p. 33, illustrated in color 

Catalogue Note

"When we are hungry for soup, don't we seek out the culturally sanctioned brand name (Campbell's) and then select the flavor according to our taste? When we want a sweet, don't we reach for the trademark Life Savers and then select the taste we prefer by its color? And when a guy wants a girl, doesn't he seek out a version of Marilyn who suits his own emotional taste and décor? If this is so, how is our taste in high art any different? Is the process really that much more refined?"

Dave Hickey, "Introduction: Andy Warhol and the Dreams that Stuff is Made of," Andy Warhol "Giant" Size, New York 2006, p. 12

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