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Thu, Apr 21, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 248

Andy Warhol

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

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(New York/Pennsylvania, 1928-1987)

Mexican Flowers, circa 1961, study for Vogue magazine, signed lower left "Warhol", ink and gouache on Strathmore paper with blindstamp, 29 x 23 in.; pickled wood frame, 34-1/8 x 28-1/8 in.

Note: This lot was authenticated by Georg Frei. Correspondence that accompanies the lot issues two requests for detailed information that needed to be received before publication of the catalogue raisonne being prepared by Georg Frei in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation. This lot is also accompanied by loan agreements and an invitation to the opening of the exhibition and other documents.

See Christie's New York: September 23, 2014, lot 65, for the same subject from the series also exhibited in 1989.

Exhibition: New York, New York University, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center; Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art, Success is a Job in New York: the Early Art and Business of Andy Warhol, March-November 1989, p. 80, catalog, no. 112, ill pg. 10, No.108 (accompanied by a color facsimiles from exhibition catalog)

Provenance: Ex-collection of Alison Bisgood Harwood, Charleston, South Carolina; Private South Carolina Collection


fugitive blue and other fading from original colors, tideline comparisons confirm it is the original exhibited work, floated