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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTOR

Andy Warhol
FLOWERS
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 237,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
161

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTOR

Andy Warhol
FLOWERS
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 237,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Andy Warhol
1928 - 1987
FLOWERS
signed and dated 64 on the overlap
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
8 by 8 in. 20.3 by 20.3 cm.
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Provenance

Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris
Galerie Il Centro, Naples
Collection of Achille Lauro, Naples
Private Collection, Lugano (gift of the above circa 1978)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

"What is incredible about the best of the flower paintings...is that they present a distillation of much of the strength of Warhol's art–the flash of beauty that suddenly becomes tragic under the viewer's gaze. The garish and brilliantly colored flowers always gravitate toward the surrounding blackness and finally end in a sea of morbidity. No matter how much one wishes these flowers to remain beautiful they perish under one's gaze, as if haunted by death.''
John Coplans, Andy Warhol, New York 1978, p. 52

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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