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Andy Warhol
PORTRAIT D'ARMAN
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 85,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
36
Andy Warhol
PORTRAIT D'ARMAN
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 85,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon

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Paris

Andy Warhol
1928 - 1987
PORTRAIT D'ARMAN
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
Executed in 1986.
inscribed on the reverse of the canvas by Fred Hugues
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
102 x 102 cm; 40 1/8 x 40 1/8 in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the current owners

Literature

Pierre Nahon, L'Histoire de la Glaerie Beaubourg I, 1936-1988, p. 225, illustrated in colours
Pierre Nahon, L'Histoire de la Galerie Beaubourg III, 1994-2009, Paris, 2009, p.89, illustrated in colours

Catalogue Note

Warhol never tries and therefore always succeeds.

Thanks to silkscreen printing and the thread marks it leaves during the process, the artist restitutes an essential part of the documents he uses: the nature of the images already printed and broadcasted by the media as both snapshots and clichés.

By transposing them on the canvas, the artist accentuates their cliché dimension. He reduces them to a thin layer of ink; and multiplication finishes to deprive them of their meaning.

Killed several times, these images depleted of their weight and reduced to their ink texture, owe their power of fascination to the elimination of all traces of life.

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon

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Paris