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516
Andy Warhol
GUNS
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 800,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
516
Andy Warhol
GUNS
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 800,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Andy Warhol
1928 - 1987
GUNS
signed, dated 81 and dedicated To Tommy on the overlap
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
20 by 20 in. 50.8 by 50.8 cm.
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Provenance

Collection of Tommy Mottola, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1991)
Christie's, New York, 16 November 2006, Lot 236
Private Collection, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"They brought me back from the dead—literally, because I'm told that at one point I was gone...As I was coming down from my operation, I heard a television going somewhere and the words 'Kennedy' and 'assassin' and 'shot' over and over again. Robert Kennedy had been shot...It was all so strange to me, this background of another shooting and a funeral—I couldn't distinguish between life and death yet, anyway, and here was a person being buried on the television right in front of me."

Andy Warhol

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York