524
524
Andy Warhol
FLOWERS
Estimate
1,200,0002,200,000
JUMP TO LOT
524
Andy Warhol
FLOWERS
Estimate
1,200,0002,200,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong

Andy Warhol
1928-1987
FLOWERS
stamped with the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc. stamp and numbered A109.971 on the overlap
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
12.7 by 12.7 cm; 5 by 5 in.
Executed in 1965
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Provenance

Henry Geldzahler Collection, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Private Collection (gift from the above)
Christie's, New York, 11 November 2015, lot 214
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Literature

G. Frei and N. Printz, eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculptures 1964-1969 Vol. 2B, New York, 2004, pp. 143 & 156, no. 1783

Catalogue Note

Warhol reduced and radicalised his Flowers to such an extent that the banal subject matter was now transformed into a powerful pictorial concept. The directionless format contributed to this: the pictures can be read in all directions; like an abstract painting, top and bottom, left and right, have been revoked.

- Nina Zimmer

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong