“Pop Art is all about liking things.” Andy Warhol, the figurehead of the visual art movement and author of this quote, gave the world many artistic masterpieces. The 20th Century Art auction offered by Wright Auctions presents two of Warhol’s most iconic creations: a screen print of Marilyn Monroe and another of Alexander the Great.
The print of Monroe was based on a publicity photo taken by Gene Korman in 1953. Based on the image by Korman, Warhol created a series of 10 screen prints of the actress. In doing so, Warhol created an “icon out of an icon” by extending Monroe’s celebrity status far beyond the typically brief moment of fame. A similar screen print by Richard Pettibone following the influence of Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe 28 collection will be another interesting feature of the auction.
A painting by Keith Haring for his friend and Broadway dancer Swen Swenson is among the highest valued items. It is a delightful depiction of Swen’s dog and is among the rarest items in this auction. A collection of Keith Haring ephemera including postcards, exhibition fliers, memorial tributes and a catalog poster from 1988 is also included in the sale. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Wright Auctions
Lot Categories:Collectibles (7), Fine Art (86), Furniture (2)
# of Lots:96
Price Range:$900 - $90,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) screen print by Andy Warho||
|Untitled ink on paper by Keith Haring||
|Portrait of Rosemary oil on canvas by Joan Semmel||
|Josef Albers monographs and ephemera||
- 20th Century
- Fine Art
- 15 minutes of fame
- Andy Warhol
- Gene Korman
- Joan Semmel
- Josef Albers
- Keith Haring
- Marilyn Monroe
- Niagara film
- Richard Pettibone
- Swen Swenson
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