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PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF MADAME HÉLÈNE ROCHAS, PARIS

Andy Warhol
HÉLÈNE ROCHAS
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 312,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF MADAME HÉLÈNE ROCHAS, PARIS

Andy Warhol
HÉLÈNE ROCHAS
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 312,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Andy Warhol
1928 - 1987
HÉLÈNE ROCHAS
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
40 by 40 in. 101.6 by 101.6 cm.
Executed in 1974.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist in 1974

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Andy Warhol: Portraits, February - March 1974

Literature

Neil Printz and Sally King-Nero, Eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings and Sculpture 1970-1974, Vol. 03, New York 2010, cat. no. 2687, p. 430, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Beauty, elegance, charisma, femme fatale, this unique combination of star and business woman seduced Andy Warhol from the beginning…it is no wonder he insisted for over two years to have her photographed for his works. One can sense the paradox between the public persona, used to the spotlight, and her hesitation before accepting Warhol’s proposal. Timid by nature, she might have been scared of what the work would reveal about her, about her most hidden facets.”
Sophie Rochas, daughter of Hélène Rochas

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