1928 - 1987
UNTITLED (BOWERY BILLBOARD)
gelatin silver print
Sheet: 21¼ by 27⅜ in. (54 by 69.5 cm.)
Framed: 61 by 36 in. (155 by 91.4 cm.)
Executed circa 1976-86, this work is stamped by The Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York, and numbered WPH 7-86 on the reverse.
This work is in very good condition overall. The four photographs are stitched together vertically and horizontally at the center. The sheet is hinged intermittently on the reverse to the backing board. There is a slight undulation to the stitched prints which is consistent with the artist's chosen medium. The loose threads are consistent with the artist's working method.
There are minor surface scratches throughout, only visible under close inspection and raking light. There is a ½ inch surface abrasion with loss to the emulsion at the upper center roughly 2 inches from the top edge. Framed under glass.
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Estate of Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Private Collection, Zurich
Sotheby's, New York, 16 May 2001, Lot 114
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Milan, Galleria Lawrence Rubin; New York, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Andy Warhol Stitched Photographs, September - December 1999, p. 15, illustrated