Lot 413
  • 413

ANDY WARHOL | Flowers

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 USD
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Description

  • Andy Warhol
  • Flowers
  • signed and dated 64 on the overlap
  • acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
  • 8 by 8 in. 20.3 by 20.3 cm.
Signed and dated on overlap

Provenance

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Private Collection, London (acquired from the above in 1964)
Sotheby's, New York, 15 November 2007, Lot 193
Acquired from the above sale by Marc Jacobs

Condition

This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of wear and handling along the edges and corners with associated minor losses in the corners. Upon close inspection, minor cracking is visible along the extreme turning edges and in scattered areas of the white flowers, most noticeable in the top left petal of the white flower in the upper right corner. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

"The flower pictures were for the Everyman, they embodied Warhol's power of concretization, the shortest possible route to stylization, both open to psychological interpretation and an ephemeral symbol. But the flowers were also to be read as metaphors for the flowers of death. Warhol's Flowers resist every philosophical transfiguration as effectively as the pictures of disasters and catastrophes which they now seem ever closer to."

Heiner Bastian and Kirk Varnedoe in Exh. Cat., Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Andy Warhol: Retrospective, 2002, p. 33
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