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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTION

Andy Warhol
UNTITLED (FOLDING SCREEN)
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 615,000 USD
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166

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTION

Andy Warhol
UNTITLED (FOLDING SCREEN)
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 615,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Andy Warhol
1928 - 1987
UNTITLED (FOLDING SCREEN)
signed
silver leaf, gold and silver appliqué, ink and watercolor on primed cardboard and wood screen
68 1/4 by 55 in. 173.4 by 139.7 cm.
Executed circa 1957.
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Provenance

The Gilded Lily Corporation, New York
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Cowles, New York (acquired from the above in October 1957)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Weil am Rhein, Vitra Design Museum; Humblebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Stockholm, Moderna Museet; London, Barbican Art Gallery, Pop Art Design, October 2012 - February 2013, p. 94, illustrated in color

Literature

Jesse Kornbluth, Pre-Pop Warhol, New York 1988, p. 89, illustrated in color
Jesse Kornbluth, "The Art that Came before the Fame," New York Magazine, 31 October 1988, p. 55, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Considering these circumstances we ought to realize that one aspect more or less dominates Warhol's entire work: a leaning toward caricature in its broadest sense, which is always viewed in its affinity to the here and now, to the everyday, the commonplace, the 'realism' in painting. It is these exuberantly childlike elements, both literary and humorous, along with his choice of decorative coloration and his choice of subject matter, made up of everyday objects in common usage that supply the evidence of an aspect preeminent in Warhol's [works]."
Rainer Crone in Exh. Cat., Stuttgart, Württemberger Kunstverein Stuttgart Kunstgebäude, Andy Warhol: Das zeichnerische Werk 1945-1975, New York 1987, p. 18

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