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Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) and Gerard Malanga (b. 1943)
NOTHING IN THE CITY, ONLY DEATH; CASTEL'S 14 RUE DE PRINCESSE, PARIS; WHAT IF THERE WERE NO DIABINESS [THREE WORKS]; 1964-65
i. thermofax with typewriter paper and ink mounted to paper; signed 'Gerard Malanga' and dated '65'; ii. thermofax with typewriter and ink on paper; signed 'Gerard Malanga'; iii. thermofax with ballpoint pen and ink stamp on paper; signed 'Gerard Malanga' and stamped 'Andy Warhol'
Each sheet: 14 by 8 1/2 in. (35.5 by 21.5 cm.); Each framed: 22 by 16 in. (55.9 by 40.6 cm.)
Executed 1964-65.
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Provenance

i. Christie's, New York, 8 May 1990, Lot 184
ii. Christie's, New York, 8 November 1989, Lot 110
iii. Christie's, New York, 8 November 1989, Lot 158

Private Collection (acquired from the above sales)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Executed 1964-65, these works are registered with the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc., under the numbers 'D100.995' (i), 'D101.995' (ii) and 'D102.995' (iii).

"Within the context of factory activity, Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga worked together on a range of projects. In 1964-65, photographs of deaths and disasters stockpiled by Warhol, particularly car crashes, were copied on a Themofax machine at the factory. Thermofax paper is chemically coated to register a heat transfer from the original; the copied image is produced in sepia. William Lunich (Billy Name), a Factory resident and participant, made the Thermofaxed copies. In the space underneath each picture, Malanga wrote or typed his poems” (Exhibition Catalogue, Houston, The Menil Collection,  'Andy Warhol Death and Disaster,' 1989, p. 24).

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