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Andy Warhol

Kay Fortson (an American Lady)

Estimate:

450,000

to
- 650,000 USD

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Kay Fortson (an American Lady)

Kay Fortson (an American Lady)

Estimate:

450,000

to
- 650,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,109,000

USD

Andy Warhol

1928 - 1987

Kay Fortson (an American Lady)


acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas

40 ⅛ by 40 ⅛ in. 101.9 by 101.9 cm.

Executed in 1976.


This work is stamped twice by the Estate of Andy Warhol and twice by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., and numbered VF PO50.330 on the overlap; numbered PO50.330 on the stretcher.

This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling visible along the edges as well as hairline craquelure at the pull margins. There are faint stretcher bar impressions visible along the extreme edges, most notably at the upper corners and top edge. Under very close inspection, there are hairline, slightly raised horizontal irregularities towards the bottom of the canvas, and a horizontal impression that extends the entire width of the canvas in the lower third of the work. Also under close inspection, a few pinpoint and unobtrusive stray media accretions are visible, likely from the time of execution. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, the aforementioned media accretions along the bottom edge, right of the neck, faintly fluoresce darkly but are not considered the result of restoration. Unframed. 


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Estate of Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner 
Exh. Cat., Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art (and traveling), Andy Warhol: Portraits of the Seventies and Eighties, November 1993 - December 1995, cat. no. 19, illustrated in color
Neil Printz and Sally King-Nero, Eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings and Sculptures late 1974-1976, Vol. 04, New York 2014, cat. no. 3379, pp. 487 and 489, illustrated in color
Paris, Galeries Nationals du Grand Palais, Le Grande Monde d'Andy Warhol, March - July 2009, cat. no. 160, p. 141, illustrated in color